Gum, Cedar.—This, the product from Cedrela Toona Roxb. (C. australis F. Muell.), or Red Cedar of Queensland (Fam. Meliaceae), is a very pale yellow or brownish gum, occurring in tears about 2.5 cm. long, having an astringent taste, swelling and, finally, almost dissolving in water. It contains about 68 per cent. of arabin, and 6 per cent. of metarabin, but no resin. (P. J., vol. xx, 1890.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.