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Basil (MC)

  • India
  • Organic
  • Essential oil

Ocimum basilicum L.

Commercial name: Organic Essential Oil of Basil (Indian Methyl Chavicol Type)
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Origin: India
Processing method: Steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops.
Organic status: EU and NOP

INCI name: Ocimum Basilicum Oil
EINECS-CAS: 84775-71-3
Alternative CAS: 8015-73-4
EC: 283-900-8

Odour: Characteristic, spicy, slightly aniseed
Appearance: pale yellow to amber liquid

Relative density (20°C): 0.920 to 0.983
Refractive index (20°C): 1.501 to 1.525
Optical rotation (20°C): -7° to +2°
Flash point: 75°C (closed cup)

Methyl chavicol: 70% to 80%
Linalool: 16% to 25%
Limonene: 0% to 1%

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