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

Characterization of Essential Oil Composition in Different Basil Species and Pot Cultures by a GC-MS Method

Muráriková A, Ťažký A, Neugebauerová J, Planková A, Jampílek J, Mučaji P, Mikuš P Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Basil (Ocimum L.) species are used as medicinal plants due to their essential oils exhibiting specific biological activity. The present work demonstrated that both the variety and season/conditions of cultivation had a significant effect on (i) the produced amount (extraction yield), (ii) qualitative, as well… Read more »

Evaluation of the chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of distillate and residue fractions of sweet basil essential oil

Li H, Ge Y, Luo Z, Zhou Y, Zhang X, Zhang J, Fu Q Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2017 ABSTRACT: In this study, the chemical composition and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. Lamiaceae family) were evaluated. Sweet basil is a food-related plant that is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sweet basil crude oil was… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The repellent efficacy of eleven essential oils against adult Dermacentor reticulatus ticks

Štefanidesová K, Škultéty Ľ, Sparagano OAE, Špitalská E Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2017 ABSTRACT: Dermacentor reticulatus ticks are among the most important arthropod vectors of zoonotic disease agents in Europe. Eleven essential oils, namely basil (Ocimum basilicum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lemon-scented… Read more »

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 »