SYNONYM: Spiritus anthos.
Preparation.—"Take of oil of rosemary, 1 fluid ounce; rectified spirit, 49 fluid ounces. Dissolve"—(Br. Pharm., 1885). The spirit of rosemary of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1898, contains 5 times the proportion of oil of rosemary present in the spirit of rosemary of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1885.
Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—This agent is an efficient nerve stimulant, and may be employed in hysteroidal affections. Externally, it is applied to assuage local pains. Dose, 1 fluid drachm.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.