Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: An annual herb, Basil grows 20-50 cm (8-20 in), and when in bloom the purple- white flowers appear in clusters, framed by oval pointed green leaves. Color: Pale yellow to amber color liquid.
Common Uses: Basil Essential Oil can be used to clear the sinuses, promote digestion and stimulate circulation, especially in the respiratory system. It is prized in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to strengthen compassion, faith and bring clarity.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.
Aromatic Scent: This variety has a sweet vaguely anise-like, mint, smoky odor.
History: In Greek its name means \'royal remedy\' or \'king\'. It is a beloved culinary plant of Indian, Asian and Mediterranean countries.
Cautions: May irritate sensitive skin. Do not use during pregnancy.
|CAS Number||8008 - 79 – 5|
|Botanical Source||Mentha spicata Var.|
|Synonym||Mentha;Spicata;Spearmint Oil; Curledmintoil;Crispmint Oil; Oilofcrispmint; Oils,Spearmint|
|Description||Colourless to pale yellow clear liquid.|
|Odour||Sweet , anise like minty smoky odour.|
|Specific Gravity||0.9100 TO 0.9400|
|Refractive Index||1.4900 TO 1.5200|
|Optical Rotation||- 5.00 TO -10.00|
|ASSAY BY GLC|
|Methyl Chavicol||62.00% TO 78.00%|
|Linalool||14.00% TO 25.00%|
|Use||For the manufacturing of Methyl chavicol, seasoning of meat, etc.|
|Storage condition||Store in well closed containers, in cool and dry storage area.|