Comparative studies of constituents and antibacterial activities of leaf and fruit essential oils of Ocimium basilicum grown in north central Nigeria

@inproceedings{Usman2013ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative studies of constituents and antibacterial activities of leaf and fruit essential oils of Ocimium basilicum grown in north central Nigeria},
  author={Lamidi Ajao Usman and Rand Ismaeel and Marili Funmilayo Zubair},
  year={2013}
}
Leaves and fruits (500g each) of Ocimum basilicum that were separately hydrodistilled, yielded 0.4 and 0.5% (v/w) of the oils respectively. Analyses of the oils using GC and GC -MS showed that, bulk of the oils were constituted by oxygenated monoterpenes. The principal constituents of the leaf and fruit oils were; linalool (61.7 and 62.9%), 1,8 -cineole (17.2 and 18.7%), borneol (8.5 and 6.4%), eugenol ( 5.7 and 5.4%) and α-caryophyllene (4.3 and 4.0%). With the predominance of linalool in the… CONTINUE READING

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