chenopodium oil

chenopodium oil

[‚kē·nə′pōd·ē·əm ‚ȯil]
(materials)
An alcohol-soluble, colorless to yellow oil, derived from the herb Chenopodium ambrosioides; chief constituents are para-cymeme, l-limonene, and ascaridole; used in medicine. Also known as American wormseed oil; goosefoot oil.
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