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Definition of Dorema ammoniacum

Dorema ammoniacum
Ammoniac Am*mo"ni*ac(or Gum ammoniac Gum` am*mo"ni*ac, n. [L. Ammoniacum, Gr. ? a resinous gum, said to distill from a tree near the temple of Jupiter Ammon; cf. F. ammoniac. See Ammonite.] (Med.) The concrete juice (gum resin) of an umbelliferous plant, the Dorema ammoniacum. It is brought chiefly from Persia in the form of yellowish tears, which occur singly, or are aggregated into masses. It has a peculiar smell, and a nauseous, sweet taste, followed by a bitter one. It is inflammable, partially soluble in water and in spirit of wine, and is used in medicine as an expectorant and resolvent, and for the formation of certain plasters.

Meaning of Dorema ammoniacum from wikipedia

- Ammonia****, or gum ammoniac, is a gum-resin exuded from the stem of the perennial herb Dorema ammonia**** of the umbel family (Apiaceae). The plant grows...
- sumbul, the root of Dorema ammonia**** has occasionally been offered in English commerce. It is of a browner hue, has the taste of ammonia****, and gives a much...
- those of two other medicinal umbellifers: Ferula ****a-foetida and Dorema ammonia****. A decoction of the root of P. officinale is diuretic, sudorific,...
- Daucus carota has been used as coloring for butter[citation needed]. Dorema ammonia****, Ferula galbaniflua, and Ferula sumbul are sources of incense. The...
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