citronella

Basil

  • English Name : French basil oil
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Mitho tulsi/Babari
  • BotanicalName : Ocimum basilicum L
  • Family Name : Lamiaceae
  • Season : October-November
  • Parts Used : Whole plant

Description

Basil is an aromati herb in the mint family with 10-12cm long and 4-8cm wide leaves, tastes somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance : Liquid
  • Aroma : Basil
  • Flash Point : 93°C
  • Specific Gravity : 0.8854 at 25°C
  • Refractive Index : 1.469 to 1.534 at 25°C
  • Relative Index :
  • Ester Value : 9.1 to 15.3
  • Ester Value after Acetylation :
  • Optical Rotation : (-)9.50 to (-)13.50 at 25°C
  • Acid Number : 1.6 to 3.5
  • Total Alcohol : N.A
  • Solubility : Insoluble in water
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1 Kg, 5 Kg, 10 Kg, 25 Kg