BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL /Ocimum basilicum/


Appearance transparent fluid  
Colour light yellow to yellow green  
Odor specific, of basil  
Relative density, g/cm3  from 0,870 to 0,900  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,4650 to 1,4800  
Optical rotation (25 °C), °C from -8,5 to -17,5  
Solubility in 80% ethanol (V/V) 01:01
Acid value, mg KOH/g not more than 4,0  
Ester value, mg KOH/g from 4,0 to 15,0  


Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %: 

Linalool from 50,0 to 70,0  
Limonene from 5,0 to 7,0  
Methylcinnamate from 1,5 to 3,0  
Methylhavicol from 0,5 to 1,5  


Therapeutic Properties:
The therapeutic properties of basil oil are analgesic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-venomous, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific, tonic and stimulant.