This is specific data on one of two litres of Melissa officinalis- sub species-officinalis, purchased by Kobashi

Analysis GC-MS

GC 5890 - MS 5972 Column: BPX5 59.85m, 0.22mm ID, 0.25um film, with constant flow helium carrier gas@pressure:194 kPa Updated 14.05.98 by Ira for essential oils analysis. Injection Volume: .05ml of oil diluted in 2ml of pentane, then .001 of a ml injected. Oven Temperatures: Start 70イ, rising 3イ/min to 250イ and held for 30 min., then 300イ held for 1 min. Total Run Time: 92.67 minute.Library to Search C:\DATABASE\WILEY275.L 0 Initial Threshold 14, Initial Peak Width 0.020, Shoulder detectionOff

Field of Kobashi Melissa.

Grown in Eire Distilled August 96 and stored @~5イ. When this Melissa (Lemon Balm) was in full blossom it was harvested at 2:00 pm.. The still used is 2.5 m x 2 m, 3 to 4 layers of fresh plant material produce 4 to 48 mls. 100's of single distil-lations created the 4.3 litres produced. 10 tons of herb created 1 litre (.01% yield). At no time were pesticides used & no fertilizers or weed inhibitors were used in the last 6 months before harvest.

RT

Component

Area%

Kovats

RT

Component

Area%

Kovats

6.24

1-Octen -3-ol

00.71

0978

21.40

Geranyl acetate

01.04

1383

6.46

6-methyl-5-hebten-2-one

00.56

0985

21.56

Beta Bourbonene

00.39

1384

6.68

3-Octenol

00.35

0993

21.76

Beta Cubebene

00.68

1390

7.97

Ocimene<(Z)-Beta->

00.06

1040

21.84

Beta Elemene

00.77

1391

8.21

Ocimene<(E)-Beta->

01.69

1050

23.14

Beta-Caryophyllene

12.33

1418

8.32

Linalool

01.39

1098

24.34

Alpha-Humulene

01.74

1454

10.06

Cis-Rose oxide

00.16

1111

24.61

Allo-Aromadendrene

00.41

1461

10.48

Trans-Rose oxide

00.12

1127

25.61

Germacrene D

12.45

1480

11.84

Isopulegol

00.34

1146

26.17

Alpha-Muurolene

00.80

1499

12.16

Citronellal

07.98

1153

26.41

Alpha-Farnesene

00.88

1508

15.19

Citronellol

04.73

1228

26.73

Gamma-Cadinene

00.64

1513

15.84

Neral

13.30

1240

27.10

Delta-Cadinene

02.15

1524

16.28

Geraniol

03.36

1255

27.61

Alpha-Cadinene

00.15

1538

16.4

Methy Citronellate

01.41

1261

29.07

Germacradien-04-ol

00.93

1574

17.12

Geranial

17.07

1270

29.37

Caryophyllene oxide

01.43

1581

18.94

Methy geranate

00.21

1323

31.53

T-cadinol

01.28

1640

20.12

Neryl Acetate

00.04

1365

31.66

Muurolol-Epi-Alpha

00.24

1641

21.19

Alpha-Copaene

01.51

1376

32.03

Alpha-Cadinol

01.84

1653

This particular oil took 8 hours to research individual ion patterns.

RT(Retention Time) As the temperture rises in the oven the oil passes through the capillary column (BPX5). The lighter chemical components (that which evaporate quicker) come out first, such as 1-Octen -3-ol which has a RT of 06.24 minutes and the heaviest last, such as Alpha-Cadinol at 32.03 minutes.

It has taken us a long time to source this fine, True and unadulterated Melissa. This excerpt from Guenther-The Essential Oils, Vol.3 1949. p. 396, Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, explains why. Yield of Oil:The yield of the volatile oil from Melissa officinalis L. is so small that the cost of production becomes almost prohibitive. The commercial oil, therefore, is seldom, if ever, pure, and consists largely of mixtures of lemongrass and citronella, or fractions thereof. In European countries it is prepared by distilling lemon oil over Melissa officinalis L. herb.

The sophistication in adulteration has increased since 1949, thus the ever increasing need to source from a Purist. All Kobashi Oils are tested as above.

THIS IS ONE OF THE 246 PRODUCTS KOBASHI HOLDS IN STOCK.
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