Studies on the seed oils of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) and summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.)
Domokos, J.; Peredi, J.
Acta Horticulturae ( 344): 312-314
The cultivation of basil and summer savory results in considerable production of seeds which can contaminate the drug yield and are regarded as a waste product. Extraction and analysis of the fatty acids showed that they constituted 22.5 and 23.1% of the DW of the seed for basil and savory, respectively. The major fatty acids were linoleic and alpha -linolenic acid. The extracts were considered suitable for cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food purposes.