Cardamom Oil
(kar' da mom oyl).
Cardamom Oil is the volatile oil distilled from the seed of Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton var. cardamomum (Fam. Zingiberaceae).
•  Arsenic, Method II 211: NMT 3 µg/g
•  Lead 251
Diluted standard lead solution:  10 mL
Analysis:  Proceed as directed in the chapter.
Acceptance criteria:  NMT 10 µg/g
•  Heavy Metals, Method II 231: NMT 40 µg/g
•  Specific Gravity 841: 0.917–0.947
•  Refractive Index 831: 1.463–1.466 at 20
•  Solubility in 70% Alcohol: One volume dissolves in 5 volumes of 70% alcohol.
•  Packaging and Storage: Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers.
•  Labeling: The label states the Latin binomial and, following the official name, the part of the plant source from which the article was derived.
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