Vanilla

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Baunilha; Vainilla; Vanilla Beans; Vanilla Pods.

Pharmacopoeias.

In USNF.

USNF 26

(Vanilla). The cured, full-grown, unripe fruit of Vanilla planifolia, often known in commerce as Mexican, Bourbon, or Madagascar vanilla, or of V. tahitensis, known in commerce as Tahitian vanilla (Orchidaceae). Vanilla that has become brittle should not be used. Store in airtight containers at a temperature not exceeding 8°.

💊 Profile

Vanilla is used as a flavour and in perfumery. However, the odour and flavour of vanilla are not entirely due to vanillin (see below) but depend on the presence of other aromatic substances. Preparations of vanilla have been used in aromatherapy.

💊 Preparations

USNF 26: Vanilla Tincture.
Published May 08, 2019.