French Basil Oil

Ocimum basilicum L.

Common Name           : Sweet French Basil

Botanical Name           : Ocimum basilicum L.

Source                          : Cultivated

Method of extraction: This oil is obtained by steam distillation  of semi-wilted flowering tops of Ocimum  basilicum L.

 

Organoleptic Properties

Appearance    : Fluid liquid.

Color               : Pale yellow.

Aroma             : Sweet-spicy, fresh with a faint balsamic woody undertone

 

Physico-chemical Properties

Specific gravity   : 0.8799 to 0.91 11 at 25º C.

Optical rotation         : [-] 8.85º to [-] 11.85º at 25º C.

Refractive index         : 1.470 to 1.4895 at 25º C.

Acid number       : 2.5 to 6.5

Ester number      : 10 to 20

Solubility            : Soluble in 1.5 to 3.5 vol. of 70% alcohol.

 

Uses

Medicinal & Aromatherapy use: Muscular aches and pains, respiratory disorders, scanty menstruation, normalize the menstrual cycle, colds and flu, hay-fever, asthma, bronchitis, mental fatigue, anxiety, depression, aphrodisiac, insect repellent