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Basil

Basil
Product Code : VRIC2E0004001
Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin India
Solubility Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity 0.891 – 0.954 @ 20°C
Optical Rotation -14.0 – -5.0 @ 20°C
Refrective Index 1.4795 – 1.568 @ 20°C +
PlantPart Leaves
Bland With This essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary
CAS No 8015-73-4
Flash Point 167 °F/75 deg. C.
Extraction Method Supercritical CO2 Extraction

Description

Basil is an annual herb that grows up to 20-50 cm with purple- white flowers, appears in clusters. The plant is framed by oval pointed green leaves. It is considered sacred in India and widely used for its medicinal properties.

History

In Greek its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'. In the 16th century, powdered basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. There are many rituals and beliefs associated with basil, which is native to Africa and Asia. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of heaven to a dying person, and the Hindus use Basil sprigs to protect the dead from evil while in transition between lives. Western European lore sometimes claimed that it was a symbol of evil, while the Eastern Orthodox Church used it in the making of holy water

Color & Aroma

Color : Pale yellow to amber color liquid. Sweet vaguely anise-like minty smoky odor.,

Aroma : Basil Oil is very famous for its sweet flavor and aroma

Constituents

It consists of aromatic volatile camphoraceous oil.

Uses

Basil is generally used fresh in cooked recipes and dried leaves are used as spice for flavoring and for extraction of essential oil. Basil oil is extensively used in perfumery compounds and in areas of medicine.

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