Coriander Oil
(kor'' ee an' der oyl).
Coriander Oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation from the dried ripe fruit of Coriandrum sativum L. (Fam. Apiaceae).
•  Heavy Metals, Method II 231: NMT 40 ppm
•  Specific Gravity 841: Between 0.863 and 0.875
•  Optical Rotation, Angular Rotation 781A: Between +8 and +15
•  Refractive Index 831: Between 1.462 and 1.472 at 20
•  Solubility in 70% Alcohol: One volume dissolves in 3 volumes of 70% alcohol.
•  Packaging and Storage: Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers, protect from light, and store at controlled room temperature. Avoid exposure to excessive heat.
•  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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