» Prepare Vanilla Tincture as follows (see Pharmaceutical CompoundingNonsterile Preparations 795):
Add Purified Water to the comminuted Vanilla in a suitable covered container, and macerate for 12 hours, preferably in a warm place. Add Alcohol to the mixture, mix, and macerate for about 3 days. Transfer the mixture to a percolator containing Sucrose, and drain. Pack the drug firmly, and percolate slowly, using Diluted Alcohol as the menstruum.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and excessive heat.
Labeling The label states the Latin binomial name and, following the official name, the part of the plant source from which the article was derived.
Alcohol content, Method I 611: between 38.0% and 42.0% of C2H5OH.
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