Oil of amber
||It has been suggested that this article be merged with Amber. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2013.|
Oil of amber is a transparent, yellow oil, procured from succinic acid (spirit of amber) by increasing the heating temperature. It was produced by repeated distillation. It is very fluid and penetrative and was once used as an antihysteric and emmenagogue.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.
|This medical treatment–related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|