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BASIL OIL (METHYL CHAVICOL TYPE)

BASIL

 

Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum

Alternate Names: Sweet Basil, Garden Basil, Tulsi (Ayurvedic), Lui Le (Chinese), Tulsi (Sanskrit And Hindi)

Family: LAMIACEAE 

Parts Used: Above ground portion.

 

Properties: Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Circulatory Stimulant, Diaphoretic, Digestive Tonic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Galactagogue, Immune Stimulant, Nervine, Parturient, Sedative.

 

Internal Uses: Alcoholism, Anxiety, Bronchitis, Colds, Cough, Depression, Drug Overdose, Drug Withdrawal, Exhaustion, Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Marijuana Overdose, Mental Fogginess, Nausea, Placenta Delivery, Rheumatism, Sinus Congestion, Stomachache, Vomiting

 

Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules.

 

Topical Uses: Acne, Eye Fatigue, Fatigue, Fungal Infection, Insect Bites, Insect Repellent, Muscle Soreness, Ringworm, Thrush

 

Topical Applications: Poultice or salve for insect bites, acne and ringworm. Gargle or mouthwash for thrush. Bath herb for energy. Eyewash for tired eyes. Smell essential oil to gain a second wind when fatigued. Essential oil added to massage oils for sore muscles. Burn dried herb as an antiseptic incense. Having a pot of Basil on the table helps to repel flies and mosquitoes. Juice is applied to fungal infections.

 

Culinary uses: Dips, dressings, eggs, fish, meats, salads, tomato sauces, pesto, Soupe au Pistou. Chartreuse.

 

Energetics: Pungent, Warm, Dry.

 

Chemical Constituents: Essential oil (estragol, eugenol, lineol, linalol), caffeic acid, tannins, beta carotene, vitamin C.

 

Contraindications: Pregnant women should avoid therapeutic doses.

 

Comments: The name originates from the Greek, basilikon phuton, meaning 'kingly or royal herb.' In India, Basil was held in such high esteem that it was used in courts to swear upon, and next to the Lotus it was considered one of the most sacred plants. Was used as an embalming herb in Ancient Egypt. In some parts of Mexico, Basil is carried in one's pocket to attract money and keep a lover faithful.

 


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 EGYPTION BASIL (METHYL CHAVICOL) OIL SPECIFICATION DATA SHEET

 

Product Description :- The Volatile Oil Obtained By Steam Distillation Of Leaves , Branches & Flowering Tops Or Fresh & Dried Herb Of Basil Plant Common

Name :- Bitter Basil Oil (Basil Oil Of Methyl Chavicol Type)

Synonyms :- Bitter Basil Essential Oil

Botanical Name :- Ocimum Basilicum

Family :- Lamiaceae

Country Of Origin :- Egypt

Part Of The Plant Used :- Flowering Tops , Leaves & Fresh Herb

Extraction Method :- Steam Distillation

CAS NO. :- 8015-73-4

EINECS NO. :- N/A

NAFTA H NO. :- 3301.29.6000

FEMA NO. :- 2119

Appearance :- Clear Liquid

Color :- Pale Yellow To Clear Yellow Liquid

Odor :- Herbal Spicey Odor

Taste :- Bitter

 

Refractive Index at 20°C.:- 1.510 to 1.5 20

Optical Rotation at 20°C :- -5.00 to +5.00

Specific Gravity at 20°C :- 0.945 to 0.980

Flash Point :- 167°F ( 85°C )

Ester value :- 32

Acid value :- 2.4

Shelf Life :- 4 Years Under Good Storage Conditions

Storage :- Store In a Cool Place In Closed Container At or Below 10°C In Dark Place

Paking :- Glass Aluminium OR Tin –Lined Container OR Polyethelene Drum

Quality :-100% Pure & Natural Solubility :- Insoluble In Water, Soluble In 95% Alcohol & Oils

 

 

Chemical Data by GC, FID:

Compounds Name :- Percentage

Limonene :- 1.2 to 4 %

1,8-Cineole :- 1.5 to 3.8 %

Linalool :- 2.5 to 6.0 %

Methyl Chavicol(ESTRAGOL) :- 70 to 81%

Methyl Eugenol :- 2.2 to 4.2 %