Basil oil is obtained by steam distillation of the whole plants. It is an annual of Libiate family crop, harvesting period of herb in India is October November.
The oil is used in Herbal and medicated fragrances for its unique odor. It is also used in manufacturing of Anethole and Linalool Basil essential oil has a warm, herbaceous scent. It is said to be useful in stimulating healthy hair growth and may be helpful to relieve fatigue. Used in a massage oil, it has a warming effect. Basil oil blends well with bergamot, geranium, hyssop, neroli, marjoram, melissa, lavender.
Uses :- In Food, Flavour, Cosmetic, Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco And Perfume Indusrties.