Basil is an annual herb that grows up to 20-50 cm with purple- white flowers, appears in clusters. The plant is framed by oval pointed green leaves. It is considered sacred in India and widely used for its medicinal properties.
Basil is generally used fresh in cooked recipes and dried leaves are used as spice for flavoring and for extraction of essential oil. Basil oil is extensively used in perfumery compounds and in areas of medicine.
Botonical Name : Ocimum basilicum
CAS # : 8015-73-4
Country of Origin : Italy
Color & Odor : Golden yellow with some green tone
Solubility : Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity : 0.891 – 0.954 @ 20°C
Optical Rotation : -14.0 – -5.0 @ 20°C
Refractive Index : 1.4795 – 1.568 @ 20°C +
Flash Point : 167 °F/75 deg. C.
Storage & Handling : Store in cool, dry and well ventilated area protected in tightly closed container away from sources of ignition, heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to minimum.
Storage Temperature : Ambient 10°C - 32°C
Extraction Method : Supercritical CO2 Extraction