This section is from the book "The Volatile Oils Vol2", by E. Gildemeister. Also available from Amazon: The Volatile Oils.
From the dry roots of asparagus, Asparagus officinalis, L. (family Liliaceae), H. Haensel1) obtained 0,0108 p. c. of a dark brown oil of an intensely acid odor. d23o 0,8777; A.V. 33; E.V. 68. It contained palmitic acid.
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