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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Madhukar Chaubal

First Committee Member

O. Roscoe

Second Committee Member

Alice Joan Matuszak


The roots and rhizomes of Anemopsis Californica (Nutt.) Hook and Arn. (family Saururaceae) have been used by the early Spanish Americans and Indians to treat a variety of ailments. The plant is commonly known as Yerba del Mansa, Yerba Mansa, or Manza.

We decided to investigate the essential oil of Anemopsis Californica in greater detail. The results of our investigation to date are included and described in this thesis.