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Code Information - Fluid extract


Fluid extract

A "fluid extract" means an alcoholic or aqueous-alcoholic liquid containing selected active components of herbal material and obtained by percolation or maceration of the herbal material in alcohol or a water-alcohol mixture. One part of the dry herbal material is used to make 1 part of the fluid extract. Fluid extracts are sometimes obtained by dilution of a liquid, soft or dry extract. In contrast, "extracts" are more concentrated and "infusions" and "decoctions" are extracted in water.