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March 2017 by Hetty Tapper, Chakra Park,

Name: Basil - essential oil

Biological Name: Ocimum basilicum

Parts Used: Flowering tops and leaves

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation

Essential Oil Scent: Slightly camphorous, clover-like and similar to sweet licorice.

Constituents: Beta-caryophyllene, camphor, cineol, citronellol, limonene, linalol, fenchol, eugenol and methyl chavicol.