Preparation of Orange Syrup

Aim: To prepare and submit 100 ml of Orange syrup.

Requirements: Sucrose, Distilled water, Beaker, Pipette, Glass rod, Measuring cylinder, etc. 

Theory: Syrups are the clear, homogenous, concentrated solutions of sugar dissolved in purified water. Syrups act as self-preservative as they exert high osmotic pressure due to the high concentration of sugar in them and they do not allow bacteria to grow. Syrups are good demulcents and soothing agents and hence they are of special value in cough syrup.  Flavored syrups are a convenient form of masking disagreeable tastes. The tincture of orange is a flavoring agent. It is an alcoholic extract of orange peel. Since alcohol and water are miscible, tincture and simple syrup are miscible, hence it is possible to impart flavor to the simple syrup, which improves the patient’s compliance and acceptability. 


IngredientsStandard formula
Tincture of orange5 ml 
Citric acid0.5 g 
Talc1.5 g 
Sucrose82 g
Purified water q.s to100 ml 


  1. Triturate the tincture of orange and citric acid with the talc and add 40 ml of purified water. 
  2. Then filter it. 
  3. Wash with a sufficient quantity of water so that it becomes clear and wash the filter with a sufficient quantity of purified water to make the filtrate measure 45 ml. 
  4. Agitate the sucrose in the filtrate to dissolve and add a sufficient quantity of purified water to make 100 ml. 
  5. Mix and strain. 

Category: Vehicle and sweetening agent. 

Storage: Store in a well-closed container and keep in a cool place. 


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