Betel Leaf Essential Oil
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
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.