Pongamia. Pongamia glabra Vent. (Fam. Leguminosae.)—Pongamia or kurung oil is expressed from the seeds of an East Indian tree. It is deep yellow to reddish-brown, fluid at 15.6° C. (60° F.), but below that it is solid with sp. gr. of 0.9352 (P. J., 72, p. 492). It is especially commended in pityriasis versicolor and other parasitic skin diseases. (P. J., February, 1883.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.