calamus oil


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calamus oil

[′kal·ə·məs ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A yellow essential oil that is slightly soluble in water; composed mainly of eugenol and 2,4,5-trimethoxy-1-propenyl benzene; derived by steam distillation of the roots of calamus (Acorus calamus); used in perfumery and medicine.
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subtilis were susceptible to calamus oil (Radusiene et al.
50] of calamus oil in rats is reported to be 8880 mg/kg bw (Opdyke 1977).