Rosemary Oil Organic
Organic Rosemary Oil, Essential Rosemary Oil Organic
Organic rosemary oil in other languages:
Bio Rosmarinöl, organic rosemary oil, huile de romarin biologique, olio di rosmarino biologico, aceite de romero orgánico, органическое масло розмарина
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL
Originally, the rosemary comes from the western and central Mediterranean. Today, rosemary is cultivated worldwide as a spice plant. Rosemary grows as an evergreen, bushy shrub and reaches a height between 20 cm and 2 m. The branches are brown and stand upright. The bark peels off commonly at older branches. The narrow-lineal, 10 to 40 mm long leaves are between 1.5 and 3 mm wide. They are sitting and opposite. The top of the leaf is dark green and rough, while the lower leaf surface is light and hairy. The light blue, pink or white flowers may be formed throughout the year.
How organic rosemary oil is produced:
The organic rosemary oil is obtained by water steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). Hot water steam is used as a carrier for the volatile organic compounds. Due to the non miscibility of the organic compounds with water, the phases readily separate upon cooling and the essential oil can be easily separated. The yield is between 1 and 3%.
The organic rosemary oil is an easily movable, colourless to yellowish, sometimes even greenish liquid. It has a spicy refreshing and characteristic smell. The essential oil is very good soluble in alcohol (1:1, ethanol 90%), vegetable oils and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble in water.
Relative composition of organic rosemary oil:
Main components of essential rosemary oil are pinenes and camphor. Borneol, a-terpineol, limonene, caryophyllene, myrcene, p-cymene and bornyl acetate are included in lower concentrations.
Organic rosemary oil and its applications:
Medical use, phytotherapy, aromatherapy:
In the kitchen:
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