patchouli
PATCHOULI

  • COMMON NAME : Patchouli , Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Pogostemon cablin
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Leaves
  • USE : Aromatherapy, skin care, anti-dandruff, anti-depressant

Description

Magnificent patchouli, an aromatic perennial herb is distributed throughout Nepal at an elevation of 800 to 1000 m and extracted oil is highly fragrant and from steam-distilled leaves of patchouli grown in western areas of Nepal. This essential oil has mixed earthy, woody, sweet and musky scents with a reminiscent of wet soil.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
Result 
Method 
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@20
0.9500-0.9750
0.9661
AOAC920-212
REFRACTIVE INDEX@20
1.507-1.512
1.5064
AOAC920-141
OPTICAL ROTATION@20
-40 to -60
-49.67
AOAC920-142
Physical appearance
Clear Liquid 
Conforms 
Test parameters 
Specification 
Result 
Method 
COLOR 
Brownish orange
conforms
physical
ODOR 
Characteristics 
conforms
physical
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water
conforms
Physical 
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Patchouli alcohol, A-bulnesene, A-guaiene
Components
%(range)
%
Method 
Patchouli alcohol 
22-27
31.04
GC
A-bulnesene
19-23
19.18
GC
A-guaiene
16-20
14.91
GC
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