|Botanical Name||Dianthus caryophyllus L.|
|Origin||Eurasia, cultivated in France, Egypt and Kenya|
|Appearance||pasty solid liquid|
|Color||olive green or a dirty green|
|Odor||strong, spicy, peppery odor, typical of carnation|
|Biochemical composition of the essential oil||The volatile fraction close to 60% of the absolute, and comprising 110 identified constituents, is concentrated on eugenol (z 8%) and benzyl benzoate (7%); without neglecting phenylethyl alcohol, methyl and benzyl salicylates, benzaldehyde and jasmone. |
The paraffinic fraction representing approximately 20% comprises tricosan, pentacosane and heptacosane.
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