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Oil of Linaloe.

Oil of Linaloe.—This volatile oil which is produced in Mexico, according to Seyffert (Schim. Rep., Oct., 1907), is obtained from the wood of two species of Bursera, one of which is known in the Spanish as Linaloe, and the other as Copal limon. The latter tree is probably the B. aloexylon Engl. Better grades of this oil have a pleasant odor resembling a mixture of lemon and jasmine, while the poorer grades have a caraway-like odor. It is important in perfumery as the source of linalyl acetate, and is used as a substitute for oil of bergamot.


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



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