Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)

 

Appearance  clear fluid  
Colour light yellow   
Odor specific of lavender, fresh, flowery   
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,879 to 0,888  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,4590 to 1,4630  
Optical rotation (20 °C), °C from -10,0 to -6,8  
Solubility in 75% ethanol (V/V) 1:2
Acid value, mg KOH/g not more than 1,0  
Ester value, mg KOH/g from 110,0 to 150,0  
Content of esters such as linalylacetate % from 38,5 to 52,5  

Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %:  
Linalylacetate from 30,0 to 42,0
Linalool from 22,0 to 34,0
Cis β-ocimene from 3,0 to 9,0
Trans β-ocimene from 2,0 to 5,0
Terpinen-4-ol   from 2,0 to 5,0
Lavandulyl acetate from 2,0 to 5,0
1.8 cineole not more than 2,0
Limonene not more than 0,6
Camphor not more than 0,6
Lavandulol more than 0,3  

 

Therapeutic Properties: 
The therapeutic properties of lavender oil are antiseptic, analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.