Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||Yellow to brownish yellow viscous liquid with an extremely tenacious odor|
|:||soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water|
|:||0.970 - 1.035 @ 25°C|
|:||(+10°) - (+30°)|
|:||1.5000 - 1.5700 @ 25°C|
|:||Aplotaxene. Costus Acid, Costol, Lactone, Dihydro Costus lactone.|
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:With having up to 2 meter height, Costus plant has thick and pointed root. This perennial plant grows black flowers. The root of this plant is dried and then soaked in warm water. Later, the softened root goes through steam distillation process for oil extraction purpose.
CONSTITUENTS:Costus Root Oil contains elements like Dihydro Costus lactone, Costus Acid, Aplotaxene. Costol and Lactone.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:This oil has distinctive strong smell that reminds about floral aroma which is warm ans sensuous as well.
BLENDS WITH:This essential oil can be mixed easily with other essential oils like floral oil, Opopanax, oils having oriental smell, Patchouli and Ylang-ylang.
COMMON NAMES:Ostus Root Oil, Costus Oil, Costus Root Essential Oil, Costus Root Absolute, Costus Oil India.
USES:Costus Root Oil is acknowledged for its high therapeutic value. This oil possesses stimulating, digestive, antibacterial, anti viral, antiseptic, stomachic, expectorant, antispasmodic, fever reducing and carminative properties. Apart from its usage in tonic formulation, this oil is used as aromatic factor and as additive in fragrance, incense and cosmetics production industries.