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Eucalyptus

  • English Name : Eucalyptus
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Masala
  • BotanicalName : Eucalyptus globulus
  • Family Name : Myrtaece
  • Season : May - June
  • Parts Used : Leaves

Description

A big aromatic tree native to Australia and Tasmania, eucalyptus is also cultivated in terai region of Nepal. Commonly attains a height of 150-180 ft. and a diameter of 4-7 ft. It has a straight trunk up to two-thirds of its total height and a well-developed crown.

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance : Fluid liquid
  • Aroma : Sweet herbal, faintly balsamic
  • Flash Point :
  • Specific Gravity : 1.0695 to 1.0795 at 23° C
  • Refractive Index : 1.5335 to 1.5589 at 23° C
  • Relative Index :
  • Ester Value :
  • Ester Value after Acetylation :
  • Optical Rotation : (-) 0.2 to (-) 0.5 at 23° C
  • Acid Number : 0.6 to 2.5
  • Total Alcohol : N.A
  • Solubility : Soluble in 0.4 to 1.5 volumes of 80% alcohol
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg