Composition of the leaf essential oil of ocimum keniense ayobangira
Mwangi, J. W.
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The essential oil (average yield 4%) isolated by hydrodistillation from semi-dried leaves of Ocimum keniense Ayobangira was analysed by GC and GC-MS. A total of 22 compounds accounting fur 86.8% were identified. 1,8- Cineole (38%) and methyl chavicol (24%) were the major constituents. Other significant constituents were chavicol and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons.