genus Ocimum

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Noun1.genus Ocimum - basilgenus Ocimum - basil          
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
basil - any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
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Several species and varieties of plants of the genus Ocimum have been reported to yield oil of diverse nature.
Previous studies have demonstrated the anticancer effects of the essential oil of the genus Ocimum (Bhattacharyya et al.
Basil belongs to the genus Ocimum, derived from the Greek ozo which means to smell, in reference to the strong odors of the species within the genus [6].