Betel Leaf Essential Oil

 

Description:

 

Betel is scientifically known as Piper Betel and is commonly popular in India with the name Paan. Betel is a leaf of vine that grows from 10 – 15 feet and belongs to Piperaceae family. Its Oil is extracted trough steam distillation method. The Betel leaf is cultivated in most of South and Southeast Asia.

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

 

    • The betel leaf essential oil is valued in Ayurveda for its stimulating, carminative, aromatic, antiseptic, warming and aphrodisiac properties.

 

    • It is especially used to harden gums, preserve teeth and sweeten breath.

 

    • It also improves voice and is reputed aphrodisiac.

 

    • The oil is even used in making of some special kind of perfumes.

 

 

 

Betel Leaf Oil Specification:

 

Botanical Name:  Piper betle

 

Common name:   Paan, Copticum

 

Origin:   India

 

Mode of Extraction:   Steam distillation

 

Parts Used:   Leaves

 

Note Classification:   Middle

 

Appearance:   Light yellowish green to yellowish brown liquid

 

Organoleptic Properties:  Phenolic, almost Tar like or smoky odor

 

Refractive Index at 20 °C:   1.4650 to 1.4710

 

Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   0.860- 0.870

 

Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils

 

Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.

 

Blends With: Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange,Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang-ylang.

 

Constituents: Limonene, nerol, linalyl acetate, linalool, linalyl acetate, linalool, limonene and -terpinene.

 

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