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Ocimum sanctum , CIM-Kanchan

About PlantOcimum sanctum (Family: Lamiaceae) is native to tropical Asia and also found in most tropical parts of the world. It is one of the most sacred plants and has been grown in india for more than 3000 years.
Plant VarietyCIM-Kanchan
Major Constituents of VarietyMethyl eugenol 70%, ß-elemene 7.6%, ß-caryophyllene 15.7%
Essential OilOcimum sanctum CIM-Kanchan essential oil
MS Graph of Essential Oil
Compounds in essential OilEugenol, ß -elemene, methyl-eugenol, ß-caryophyllene, ɖ-humulene, germacrene D
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Contributor(1). SK Kothari, AK Bhattacharya, CP Singh, K Singh, BRR Rao, KV Shyamasundar,S Ramesh, SN Garg, S Kumar, MP Darokar and SPS Khanuja; (2). Joshi, R. K., and S. L. Hoti.
Year of Release2004
Reference 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.

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