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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Ocimum sanctum CIM-Ayu essential oil
Plant Name
: Holy Basil, Tulsi
Plant Variety Name
: CIM-Ayu
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


It is used in traditional medicine mainly as febrifuge and for the treatment of respiratory diseases. The oil content of the variety is 0.72%

Other Details

The oils of basil have been used principally in the food and cosmetic industries.1 The essential oil is used for compounding certain popular perfumes and jasmine blends in the perfumery industry. A range of uses are attributed to different parts of the plants in indigenous system of medicine and homoeopathy.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. RK Lal, SPS Khanuja , AK Agnihotri, HO Misra, AK Shasany, AA Naqvi,OP Dhawan, A Kalra, JR Bahl, and MP Darokar. High yielding eugenol rich producing variety of Ocimum sanctum —’Cim-Ayu’. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci. (2003) 25: 746 — 747.

2. Verma, Ram Swaroop, Rajendra Chandra Padalia, and Amit Chauhan. "Variation in the volatile terpenoids of two industrially important basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) cultivars during plant ontogeny in two different cropping seasons from India." Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 92.3 (2012): 626-631.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Methyl Chavicol 92.64

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Methyl Eugenol 0.73
2Neral 0.20
3Sabinene Trace
4(E)-Beta-Ocimene Trace
51, 8-Cineole Trace
6Alpha- Pinene Trace
7Beta-Eudesmol 0.26
8Beta-Myrcene Trace
9Beta-Pinene Trace
10Bicyclogermacrene 0.32
11Camphene Trace
12Camphor Trace
13Limonene 0.84

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