Basil Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
  • Alternative Names: Sweet Basil
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Linalool
  • Other Main Constituents: Eucalyptol, Eugenol
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf

Ocimum basilicum: Antibacterial activity and association study with antibiotics against bacteria of clinical importance

Araújo SV, Pereira SJ, de Luna FPH, Fernanda RFA, Douglas MCH, Beuttenmuller NAL, Oliveira LE Pharmaceutical biology, 2016 ABSTRACT: Ocimum basilicum: Antibacterial activity and association study with antibiotics against bacteria of clinical importance. – PubMed – NCBI CONTEXT: Ocimum basilicum L. (Lamiaceae), popularly known as basil, is part of a group of medicinal plants widely… Read more »

Change in Chemical Composition of Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) Essential Oil Caused by Alfalfa mosaic virus

Bruni R, Bellardi MG, Parrella G J Phytopathol, 2015 ABSTRACT: The effects of Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) infection on essential oil (EO) content and composition of a Sweet Basil cv. Gigante di Napoli were evaluated. A 10-fold lower extraction yield from infected plants was observed, suggesting that morphological alterations induced by the disease may affect… Read more »

Linalool and beta-pinene exert their antidepressant-like activity through the monoaminergic pathway

Guzmán-Gutiérrez SL, Bonilla-Jaime H, Gómez-Cansino R, Reyes-Chilpa R. Life Sciences, 2015 ABSTRACT: AIMS: Linalool and β-pinene are two volatile monoterpenes that possess antidepressant-like activity. These are components of many aromatic plants used in folk medicine around the world to relieve anxiety and depression. In this contribution, we focused on examining the mechanism of action of… Read more »