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Essential Oil Details

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

Introduction

It is used in traditional medicine mainly as febrifuge and for the treatment of respiratory diseases

Reference

1.SK Kothari, AK Bhattacharya, CP Singh, K Singh, BRR Rao, KV Shyamasundar,S Ramesh, SN Garg, S Kumar, MP Darokar and SPS Khanuja. Registration of a new chemotype ”Kanchan” of sacred basil/holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn. O. sanctum) rich in methyl eugenol. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci. (2004) 26: 336-340.

2. Raju, P. M., et al. "Volatile Constituents of the Leaves of Ocimum sanctum L." Journal of Essential Oil Research 11.2 (1999): 159-161.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Methyl Eugenol 70.0
2Beta-Caryophyllene 15.7
3Beta-Elemene 7.6

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Elemol 1
2Alpha-Humulene 1.7
3Beta-Caryophyllene Oxide 1.5
4Bicyclogermacrene 1
5Germacrene D 0.1
6Valencene 0.1
71,8-Cineole 0.7
86-Cadinene 0.2
9Alpha- Pinene 0.2
10Alpha-Phellandrene 0.1
11Borneol 0.3
12Camphene 0.1
13Elemene 0.3

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