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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 March 28, 2018

    There was no carryover supply leading to persistent pressure on the market. This year, the crop season started in February with very limited local supplies. The floods in the Terai plains had a harsh impact on crop yields. Demand has increased for the isolation of natural linalool following the issues faced with the lavender supply adding immense additional burden on the market situation.

    Market prices USD 15.00 /kilo
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