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Asimina.

Botanical name:

Asimina. Asimina triloba, (L.) Dunal. (Fam. Anonaceae.)—J. U. and C. G. Lloyd have found in the common pawpaw an alkaloid, asiminine, besides a volatile oil. (A. J. P., 1886.) T. M. Fletcher failed to find an alkaloid, but gives the principal constituents as fixed oil, 3.53 per cent.; resin, 343 per cent.; resin insoluble in ether, 9.5 per cent.; glucose and extractive, 8 per cent. (A. J. P., 1891, 476.)


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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