AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Ocimum basilicum Kusumohak essential oil
Plant Name
: French basil, Indian basil, Sweet basil
Plant Variety Name
: Kusumohak
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


Basil Ocimum basilicum is aromatic herbs that is used extensively to add a distinctive aroma and flavour to food. The leaves can be used fresh or dried for use as a spice. High content of linalool and methyl chavicol are produce in this variety.

Other Details

Essential oils extracted from fresh leaves and flowers can be used as aroma additives in food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Sushil Kumar, < Bahl JR, Bansal RP, Khanuja SPS, Darokar MP, Shasany AK, Garg SN, Naqvi AA, Sharma S, Singh A, Ram G,. 199. Registration of a new variety Kusumohak of Ocimum basilicum. J Med Arom Pl Sci 21: 46.

2. Safari Dolatabad, Saeed, Mohammad Moghaddam, and Hengameh Chalajour. "Essential oil composition of four Ocimum species and varieties growing in Iran." Journal of Essential Oil Research 26.4 (2014): 315-321.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Linalool 45
2Methyl Chavicol 37

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