volatile oil


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oil

 [oil]
1. an unctuous, combustible substance that is liquid, or easily liquefiable, on warming, and is not miscible with water, but is soluble in ether. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are classified as volatile or fixed. For specific oils, see under the name, as castor oil.
2. a fat that is liquid at room temperature.
essential oil volatile o.
expressed oil (fatty oil) (fixed oil) one that is not volatile, i.e., does not evaporate on warming; such oils consist of a mixture of fatty acids and their esters, and are classified as solid, semisolid, and liquid, or as drying, semidrying, and nondrying as a function of their tendency to solidify on exposure to air.
volatile oil an oil that evaporates readily; such oils occur in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics.

vol·a·tile oil

a substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil); in contrast to a fatty oil, a volatile oil evaporates when exposed to the air and thus is capable of distillation; it may also be obtained by expression or extraction; many volatile oils, identical to or closely resembling the natural oils, can be made synthetically. Volatile oils are used in medicine as stimulants, stomachics, correctives, and carminatives, and for purposes of flavoring (for example, peppermint oil).
Synonym(s): ethereal oil

volatile oil

Herbal medicine
A general term for a type of essential oil of plant origin which volatilises (i.e., is aromatic).

Examples
Cineole, limonene, pinene, thymol.

vol·a·tile oil

(vol'ă-til oyl)
A substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil); in contrast to a fatty oil, a volatile oil evaporates when exposed to the air and thus is capable of distillation.
Synonym(s): ethereal oil.

vol·a·tile oil

(vol'ă-til oyl)
A substance of oily consistency and feel, derived from a plant and containing the principles to which the odor and taste of the plant are due (essential oil).
Synonym(s): ethereal oil.

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According to the literature reports, the labiatae plant contains the constituents like terpene, coumarins and volatile oil [2], etc.
Treatment groups were comprised of 8 groups of animals treated with thyme volatile oils dissolved in distilled water to the desired concentration.
Figure 2 presents the atmospheric boiling curve of progressively less volatile oil when expressed as a function of the mass left after the lighter fractions were evaporated (tabulated in column 6, Table).
Eugenol, another volatile oil component of parsley, is an effective antibacterial and antimicrobial agent.
This plant is cultivated mainly for its aroma inflorescences from which the volatile oil is isolated, despite their fresh and dried flowers are also traded [20].
This article contained a disclosure of certain active substances isolated from the seeds of Cuminum Cyminum such as Tannins and Saponins and volatile oils, and the percentage in the form was ((22.0%) (68.0%, 10.0%)) respectively.
The result of this study is to apply the volatile oil from herb as the highest an antioxidant activity in hnanom-chin.
7,879,346 B2; STC Nara Co., Ltd., Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea, has patented a cosmetic composition that is comprised of an oil phase that contains trimethylsiloxysilicate, volatile oil, and dimethicone/vinyl-dimethicone cross-polymer; powder ingredients that include disteardimonium hectorite, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, and pulverulent body; and cosmetic additives.
However, the group's exposure to volatile oil refining and petrochemical industry, single-site production concentration and risky investments moderate the above rating positives, the service said.
The product contains olive fruit oil, safflower oil, vegetable glycerin, lecithin, methylsulfonyl-methane (MSM), Astragalus Root Extract B.E.E., Wild Yam Root Extract B.E.E., Chamomile Flower Extract B.E.E., Pineapple Fruit Extract B.E.E., magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, L-taurine, L-cysteine, L-methionine, L-tyrosine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), bee pollen, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), silica, essential oils, honey, citrus volatile oil and xylitol.
"I believe this is the start of a trend that will see wool recognised for its qualities as a sustainable fibre at a time when the manufacturing processes of synthetic materials are increasingly at the mercy of volatile oil prices," he added.
Additionally, the study utilized natural oils; olive and palm kernel used locally for cooking and cosmetic purposes to formulate the volatile oil into lotions to improve its acceptability and preclude any adverse effect that could emanate from use of synthetic bases.