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Basil Oil Linalool Nepal Ocimum basilicum L

  • Description

    Basil Oil Linalool (or Sweet Basil) is distilled from the botanical Ocimum basilicum L. The plant is typically grown and harvested for its leaves which are popular around the world in many food dishes.

    There are a number of chemotypes available in this family but Sweet Basil has the higher percentage of linalool and is considered the safest to be used in aromatherapy where it has many traditional and therapeutic benefits. The linalool can be extracted for use as a natural isolate in perfumery.

    Traditionally it has been used to treat a variety of ailments such as anxiety, nausea, muscle aches, insect bites and flu symptoms. Powdered basil leaves were also inhaled to combat chest infections. Today it is considered good to as an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive and expectorant.

    Sweet Basil has a sweet, spicy and green top note with light woody middle notes and is commonly cultivated in Egypt, India and Nepal.

     

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum L
    • Origin: Nepal
    • Crop Season: August - September
    • Plant/part used: Leaves and flowering tops
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8015-73-4
    • EINECS CAS: 84775-71-3
    • EINECS: 283-900-8
    • INCI Name: Ociumum basilicum leaf oil
    • Appearance: Pale yellow to yellow amber
    • Organoleptic Properties: Basil, spicy, herbaceous, aniseed
    • Density: 0.880 to 0.911
    • Refractive index: 1.470 to 1.490
    • Optical rotation: -12° to -2°
    • Chemical constituents: Linalool, methyl chavicol, eugenol, 1-8 cineol
  • Latest Market Information September 7, 2018

    The season for basil starts in August. The supply from last year is spent, so at the beginning of 2018, there was nil carryover stock. There has been flooding in the Terai Plains, which has drastically impacted the yields. On the other hand, demand continues to grow and there is anticipation of stock constraints. Market forecasts suggest higher prices later in the year.

    Market prices USD 95.00 /kilo
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