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.
The oral [LD.sub.50] of calamus oil in rats is reported to be 8880 mg/kg bw (Opdyke 1977).
Citrus oil was procured from Food Sciences Institute and Acorus calamus oil imported from Sri lanka.
The data as depicted in the table revealed that neem leaves extract at 1.5% concentration was found the most effective against Trogoderma granarium showing 22.00, 22.67, 32.00 and 35.33 % mortality after 24, 48, 72 hours and one week of treatment, respectively .It was followed by 19.33, 21.33, 28.00 and 32.67 % mortality in the treatment where Acorus calamus oil at 1.5% concentration, 19.33, 21.33, 27.33 and 33.33% mortality in the treatment where citrus oil at 1.5% concentration and 17.33,18.67,25.33 and 30.67% mortality in case of Nelumbo nucifera were used, respectively after 24, 48, 72 hours and one week of treatment.