Botanical Name: Ocimum gratissimum Country of Origin: Vietnam Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Plant Part use: Leaves and Twigs Aroma: Sweet, pungent, clove-like, somewhat bitter green/herbaceous aroma, with a soft balsamic-woody undertone; very persistent sweetness
Ocimum Gratissimum was extracted from fresh leaves of Ocimum gratissimum by hydrodistillation. The species Ocimum gratissimum Lamiaceae (O. gratissimum L.) is a subbrush native to Vietnam and Asia. Ocimum gratissimum is an aromatic, perennial herb, 1-3 m tall; stem erect, round-quadrangular, much branched, glabrous or pubescent, woody
at the base, often with epidermis peeling in strips. Leaves opposite; petiole 2-4.5 cm long, slender, pubescent; blade elliptical to ovate, 1.5-16 cm x 1-8.5 cm, membranaceous, sometimes glandular punctate, base cuneate, entire, margin elsewhere coarsely crenate-serrate, apex acute, puberulent or pubescent.
Inflorescence a verticillaster, arranged in a terminal, simple or branched raceme 5-30 cm long; rachis lax, softly pubescent; bracts sessile, ovate, 3-12 mm x 1-7 mm, O. gratissimum is a variable polymorphic complex species, often subdivided into subspecies, varieties and formas, mainly based on differences in chemical content, the morphology of the fruiting calyx, and on different degrees of hairiness, but the variation forms a continuum.
Properties of Basil Oil:
Appearance: Clear, Mobile liquid
Colour: Pale yellow to yellow color
Specific gravity at 20℃: 0.980 – 1.100
Refractive Index at 20℃: 1.520 – 1.550
Optical rotation: -21 to +21℃ Main components: The fresh aboveground parts of O. gratissimum contain 0.8-1.2% essential oil. The chemical composition of the oil is variable and at least 6 chemotypes have been reported, characterized by the main component of the essential oil: eugenol, thymol, citral, ethyl cinnamate, geraniol and linalool..
Essential oils are compounds found in plants that have different properties related to survival and defense of these plant species. However, the chemical composition of the oil varies according to the genotype of the plant, geographical origin, environmental conditions, season of the year, method of extraction of this oil and its preservation.
Basil Oil Use:
It iswide spread in traditional medicine in Vietnam, China and several countries, mainly in the form of teas and infusions of its leaves. It is used to treat abdominal pain and cough and colds, pruritus, stress and headache. Also, there are reports of the use of O. gratissimum to treat upper respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, conjunctivitis and skin diseases.
The whole plant and the essential oil have many applications in traditional medicine, especially in Vietnam and India. Preparations from the whole plant are used as stomachic and in treating sunstroke, headache and influenza. The seeds have laxative properties and are prescribed against gonorrhoea. The essential oil is applied against fever, inflammations of the throat, ears or eyes, stomach pain, diarrhoea and skin diseases. It is being tested as an antibiotic. Other products: In Indonesia (Sumatra) a tea is made from the leaves, while in Thailand the leaves are applied as a flavouring. In Indonesia the eugenol-type of O. gratissimum is used in the ceremonial washing of corpses and is planted in graveyards. In India O. gratissimum, named 'ram tulsi', is widely used in religious ceremonies and rituals
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS
: ORGANIC BASIL OIL
: Ocimum Gratissimum Oil
Pale yellow to yellow color, Characteristic odour of Eugenol odour
Soluble in ethanol & Insoluble in water
0,980 à 1,030
-15° à +21°
Eugenol content > 60%
Comply all of the standards for Organic Basil Oil.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (according to Regulation (EU) No. 1907/2006) Product name: Organic Basil Oil Number: HNHU0621
1. IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION & COMPANY.
Product name: Organic Basil Oil
Manufacturer/Supplier: Vietnam Essential Oil., JSC
Add: Bai Dai Village, Tien Xuan Commune, Thach That Dist, Hanoi City, Vietnam
Emergency telephone: +84 903561868
Emergency Contact: Mr. Peter Tron
2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS.
Definition/Botanical Origin: Definition: The Organic Basil Oil obtained from the steam distillation from the leaves of Ocimum Gratissimum origin from Vietnam.
Composition: Organic Basil Oil - 100% pure & natural
CAS number: 8015-73-4
FEMA number: 2119
INCI Name: Ocimum Gratissimum Leaf Oil
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION:
This product is not hazardous. Not dangerous for the environment.
H304 May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
H315 Causes skin irritation
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction
H319 Causes serious eye irritation
4. FIRST-AID MEASURES:
Inhalation: Remove from exposure site to fresh air. Keep at rest. Obtain medical attention.
Eye contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 mins. Contact a doctor if symptoms persist.
Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothes. Wash thoroughly with soap & water, flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.
Ingestion: Rinse mouth out with water. Seek medical advice immediately.
Other: When assessing action take Risk & Safety Phrases into account (Section 15)
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES.
Extinguishing media Use CO2, Dry Powder or Foam type Extinguishers, spraying extinguishing media to base of flames. Do not use direct water jet on burning material.
Special measures: Avoid vapour inhalation. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not smoke. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus & protective clothing.
Extinguishing procedures: Closed containers may build up pressure when exposed to heat and should be cooled with water spray.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES.
Personal precautions: Avoid inhalation & direct contact with skin & eyes. Use individual protective equipment (safety glasses, waterproof-boots, suitable protective clothing) in case of major spillages.
Environment precautions: Keep away from drains, soils, surface & groundwaters.
Cleaning up methods Remove all potential ignition sources. Contain spilled material. Cover for spillages: with an inert or non-combustible inorganic absorbent material, sweep up and remove to an approved disposal container. Observe state, federal & local disposal regulations.
7. HANDLING & STORAGE.
Precautions in handling: Apply good manufacturing practice & industrial hygiene practices, ensuring proper ventilation. Observe good personal hygiene, and do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling.
Storage conditions: Store in tightly closed original container, in a cool, dry & ventilated area away from heat sources & protected from light. Keep air contact to a minimum.
Fire protection: Keep away from ignition sources & naked flames. Take precautions to avoid static discharges in working area.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION.
Respiratory protection: Avoid breathing product vapour. Apply local ventilation where possible.
Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation of working area.
Hand protection: Avoid all skin contact. Use chemically resistant gloves if required.
Eye protection: Use safety glasses.
Work/Hygiene practices: Wash hands with soap & water after handling.
9. PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.
Appearance: Mobile liquid
Colour: Pales yellow to yellow color
Odour: Typical essential oil
Flash point: >85°C
Specific gravity at 20°C: 0.980 - 1.030
Refractive index at 20°C: 1.510 - 1.530
Optical Rotation at 20°C: -15° to +21°
Solubility in water: Insoluble
10. STABILITY & REACTIVITY.
Reactivity: It presents no significant reactivity hazards, by itself or in contact with water. Avoid contact with strong acids, alkali or oxidising agents.
Decomposition: Liable to cause smoke & acrid fumes during combustion: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide & other non-identified organic compounds may be formed.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
According to current information, not classed as hazardous to health in normal industrial use.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
Biodegradability: Data not available
Precautions: Prevent surface contamination of soil, ground & surface water.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Avoid disposing to drainage systems and into the environment. Seek expert advice.
14. TRANSPORT REGULATIONS.
Shipping by Road (ADR/RID): This product is not considered as dangerous goods
Shipping by Air (IATA) : This product is not considered as dangerous goods
Shipping by Sea (IMDG): This product is not considered as dangerous goods
Packing: Safety packing in HDPE drum
Label: Organic Basil Oil
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION. According to Directive 88/379/EEC
Risk Phrases: Harmful if swallowed
Safety Phrases: If swallowed seek medical advice immediately and show the container / label
16. OTHER INFORMATION.
Cosmetics Directive – 7th Amendment – Not Restricted
Check maximum usage levels for skin care products.
Lacquer lined steel/tin
Best before 36 months from manufacturing date.
In-line with general product specification. Always satisfy suitability for specific application.
The data provided in this material safety data sheet is meant to represent typical data/analysis for this product and is correct to the best of our knowledge. The data was obtained from current and reliable sources, but is supplied without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding its’ correctness or accuracy. It is the user's responsibility to determine safe conditions for the use of this product, and to assume liability for loss, injury, damage or expense arising from improper use of this product. The information provided does not constitute a contract to supply to any specification, or for any given application, and buyers should seek to verify their requirements and product use.