25 February 2016
Research note – Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., chimiste The clove basil (Ocimum gratissimum) comes from Africa. Upon distillation, it yields an essential oil containing mainly eugenol and β-caryophyllene. Circle H Institute is an organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge about hydrosols. Its manager, Ann Harman, contacted us after performing clove basil hydrodistillation using a copper apparatus.