|Botanical Name||Rosemarinus officianlis|
|Common Name||Rosmarinus officinalis|
|Country of Origin||India,France|
|Solubility||Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.|
|Specific Gravity||0.890 – 0.916 @ 20°C|
|Optical Rotation||-5.0 – +5 @ 20°C|
|Refrective Index||1.460 - 1.474 @ 20°C|
|Bland With||Cedarwood, Geranium, Citronella, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass.|
|Flash Point||40 – 43 °C (closed cup)|
|Extraction Method||Supercritical CO2 Extraction|
Well known as incensier, Rosemary oil is extracted from Rosmarinus officinalis (also known as Rosmarinus coronarium) of Labiatae family. It has a clear, powerful refreshing herbal smell, has clear color and is watery in viscosity. Extracted from fresh flowering tops through steam distillation process, it yields 1.0 - 2.0 %.
Rosemary was used in Roman burial rites, and that practice continued well into the middle ages when it was customary to lay branches of rosemary on the coffin at funerals. Because it grows in proximity to the sea, its name means Dew of the Sea. Its leaves were traditionally burned in hospitals to purify the air
Color : Pale yellow liquid. Characteristic camphorous herbaceous odor.,
Aroma : Warm, earthy aroma with fresh fruit - like tones.
a-pinene, b-pinene, borneol, camphor, bornyl acetate, 1,8-cineole, camphene, limonene.
Rosemary oil has a pronounced action on the brain and central nervous system and is wonderful in clearing the mind as well as enhancing mental awareness. Its excellent brain stimulant properties also helps in improving memory as well as helps in curing headaches, neuralgia, migraines, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion. Its antiseptic action is especially suitable for intestinal infections as well as diarrhea, in easing colitis, flatulence, dyspepsia, hepatic disorders, jaundice as well as in relieving pains associated with arthritis, rheumatism, muscular pain, gout. The diuretic properties of rosemary oil is useful in reducing water retention during menstruation, as well as with obesity & cellulite.