Costus Root OiL
Costus root oil is an essential oil derived from the roots of the Costus speciosus plant, also known as Saussurea lappa. It is obtained through a steam distillation process.
In terms of its chemical composition, costus root oil contains a variety of compounds, including sesquiterpenes such as costol and costic acid, as well as ketones, aldehydes, and esters. The exact composition can vary depending on the geographic origin and method of extraction.
Costus root oil is known for its unique and strong aroma, which is often described as musky, woody, and slightly spicy. This distinctive scent makes it a sought-after ingredient in perfumery and fragrance creation.
In addition to its olfactory properties, costus root oil is believed to possess various therapeutic benefits. It has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and traditional medicine systems for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial properties.
The sesquiterpene compounds found in costus root oil, such as costol, are thought to contribute to its anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds may help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and support overall skin health.
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|Botanical name||Sassurea lappa|
|Origin||Dried and Triturated Roots of Herbaceous Perennial Plant|
|Appearance||Light yellow to brown|
|Density||0.954 – 1.029 @25°C|
|Refractive index||1.498 – 1.538 @20°C|
|Optical rotation||+10° to +30°|
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