This section is from the book "A Text Book Of Materia Medica, Being An Account Of The More Important Crude Drugs Of Vegetable And Animal Origin", by Henry G. Greenish. Also available from Amazon: A Text Book of Materia Medica : Being an Account of the More Important Crude Drugs of Vegetable and Animal Origin.
Bright yellow, rather viscous; specific gravity 0.913 to 0.917; iodine value 98 to 103; congeals at - 4° to - 6°. Contains the glycerides of arachic, erucic, linolic and linolenic acids. Largely used as a lubricant and illuminant.