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It is an antiseptic.In that the elemental iodine is 2 to 7%.It is also called weak iodine.It is dissolved in the mixture of ethanol and water.
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Tincture of iodine or iodine tincture is an antiseptic, it is also called weak iodine solution. It is usually 2–7% elemental iodine, along with potassium iodide or sodium iodide, dissolved in a mixture of ethanol and water. Tincture solutions are characterized by the presence of alcohol. It was used from 1908 in pre-operative skin preparation by surgeon Antonio Grossich.
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