This section is from the book "Materia Medica: Pharmacology: Therapeutics Prescription Writing For Students and Practitioners", by Walter A. Bastedo. Also available from Amazon: Materia Medica: Pharmacology: Therapeutics: Prescription Writing for Students and Practitioners.
An alcoholic or hydro-alcoholic liquid preparation made by extraction and of a strength less than that of the drug; i. e., tinctures are of the same nature as fluid-extracts, but weaker. A few simple alcoholic solutions are incorrectly called tinctures, e. g., tincture of ferric chloride, tincture of iodine.
A sweetened, aromatic, hydro-alcoholic liquid (aromatic elixir).