XL.—Notice concerning the Indian-Grass Oil, or Oil of Andropogon Calamus-aromaticus

Thomas George Tilley
1844 Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh  
The volatile oil commonly known as Indian-Grass Oil, is supposed by Professor Royle to be produced from a peculiar species ofAndropogon. This species he considers identical with the Καλαμος αςωματιχος of the ancient Greeks, an he has therefore called itA. calamus aromaticus.For the specimen of the oil which I have examined I am indebted to Dr Christison, by whom it was received from Mr Key, of the Madras Medical Service. This gentleman obtained it while resident in the Nizam's territories, not
more » ... s territories, not far from Ellichpoor, where the plant grows freely on hilly ground. The oil is there called Roossah-oil.
doi:10.1017/s0080456800030210 fatcat:rihvdir37vgtvecx2wf2ovghki