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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Ocimum gratissimum essential oil
Plant Name
: Clove basil, African basil
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


The essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum contains eugenol and shows some evidence of antibacterial activity. A polyherbal preparation of a water extract obtained from the leaves of Gongronema latifolia, Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum showed.


1. Kothari, Sushil K., et al. "Pre-flowering harvesting of Ocimum gratissimum for higher essential oil and eugenol yields under semi-arid tropics." Journal of Essential Oil Research 17.2 (2005): 212-216.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Eugenol 57.5
2(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 24.7

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Isoeugenol 2.6
2Beta-Caryophyllene 1.6
3Alpha-Eudesmol 0.2
4Linalool 0.4
5Alpha-Muurolene 0.1
6Linalyl Acetate 0.1
7Beta-Bisabolene Trace
8Methyl Chavicol 0.2
9Methyl Eugenol 0.5
10Beta-Elemene 0.4
11Myrcene 0.4
12Citronellol 0.1
13Sabinene 0.1
14Citronellyl Formate 0.1
15T-Cadinol 0.1
16D-Cadinene 0.5
17Elemol Trace
18Gamma-Eudesmol 0.1
19Geraniol 0.3
20(Z)-3-Hexenol 0.2
21Germacrene D 0.1
22Alpha-Bisabolol Trace

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