Oil of Chenopodium
Title: Oil of Chenopodium
Additional Names: Oil of American wormseed
Trademarks: Chenopodiol (Pohl); Chenoposan; Chenoposetten
Literature References: Volatile oil from fresh, aboveground parts of flowering and fruiting plant of American wormseed, Chenopodium ambrosioides L. var. anthelminticum (L.) Aellen, Chenopodiaceae also known as Mexican tea, Spanish tea, Jerusalem tea, ambrosia. Habit. Central America, U.S., Canada. Oil contains 60-70% ascaridole, the principal active constituent; p-cymene, a-terpinene, l-limonene, methadiene.
Properties: Colorless or pale yellow liquid; characteristic disagreeable odor and taste. d2525 0.950-0.980. aD20 -4 to -8°. nD20 1.4723-1.4790. Insoluble in water. Sol in 8 vols 70% alcohol; partly sol in glacial acetic acid. Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.
Optical Rotation: aD20 -4 to -8°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4723-1.4790
Density: d2525 0.950-0.980
Therap-Cat: Anthelmintic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Anthelmintic.

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