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Chamomile

  • English Name : Chamomile
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Daminiful
  • BotanicalName : Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert
  • Family Name : Asteraceae
  • Season : March - April
  • Parts Used : Flowering tops

Description

Chamomile is a common name for several daisy-like plants. They were introduced in Nepal some years ago. They are now cultivated in Terai region. It has flower which is yellowish in color.

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance : Fluid Liquid
  • Aroma : Warm spicy odor, woody-oriental type
  • Flash Point : 99°C
  • Specific Gravity : 0.880 to 0.965 at (15 to 25)° C
  • Refractive Index : N.A
  • Relative Index : 1.333 to 1.45 at (15 to 25)° C
  • Ester Value : 3.15 to 35
  • Ester Value after Acetylation : 60 to 105
  • Optical Rotation : N.A
  • Acid Number : 1.9 to 6.5
  • Total Alcohol :
  • Solubility : Soluble in vegetable oils
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg