Composition of the essential oil of Ocimum basilicum L. Cultivated in Turkey

Özek T., Beis S., Demirçakmak B., Baser K.

Journal of Essential Oil Research, vol.7, no.2, pp.203-205, 1995 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10412905.1995.9698501
  • Journal Name: Journal of Essential Oil Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-205
  • Keywords: (E)-methyl cinnamate, 1, 8-cineole, Essential oil composition, Labiatae, Linalool, Ocimum basilicum
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Water and steam distilled essential oils obtained from Ocimum hasilicum L. cultivated in Turkey were examined by GC and GC/MS. Sixty compounds representing 90% of the oils were identified. Linalool, (E)-methyl cinnamate and 1, 8-cineole were the major constituents in both oils. © 1995 Allured Publishing Corp.