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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Extraction Of Ocimum Gratissimum Using Different Distillation Techniques

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S. C. Ibeh, O. D. Akinlabi, I. Asmau, J. Audu, A. M. Muritala



Ocimum gratissimum, Essential oil, Steam-distillation, Hydro-distillation, Microwave distillation.



In the recent years, there have been growing interests on Ocimum gratissium in Nigeria due to its significance. Many research studies have been carried on Ocimum gratissiim in regard to its preparation, health benefits, nutritional values, pharmacognostic and phytochemical study of the oil. Despite numerous studies on the botanical leaf and its oil, there is no report or comparative study on its extraction. This study centred on the extraction of Ocimum gratissium using hydro distillation, steam distillation and micro wave distillation method. Extraction parameters (extraction time, percentage oil yield) were used to determine which of the extraction techniques is suitable or recommendable for optimum extraction of sample oil. It was established that with the use of microwave distillation an optimum production/extraction of Occimum gratissimum is achievable as it shows a shorter extraction time, higher percentage of oil extracted, saves energy compared to other distillation method used.



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