AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Clinopodium vulgare essential oil
Plant Name
: Wild basil
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Aerial part


The leaves of wild basil are used as an aromatic herb in the preparation of food dishes and to make a herbal tea. They can also be used in the preparation of both a brown and a yellow dye.


1. Morteza-Semnani, Katayoun, Majid Saeedi, and Mohammad Akbarzadeh. "The Essential Oil Composition of Clinopodium vulgare L. from Iran." Journal of Essential Oil Research 21.1 (2009): 31-32.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Vulgarone B 24.40

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Eudesmol 4.70
2Santolina alcohol 4.10
31,8-Cineole 3.90
4Beta-Caryophyllene 3.10
5Caryophyllene Oxide 3.0
6Beta-Bourbonene 2.80
7Camphor 2.10
8Germacrene D 2.90
9Tetracosane 2.0
10Globulol 1.10
11Tricosane 1.20
12Tridecane 0.10

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