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Table 6 Antiproliferative activities of O. basilicum and T. algeriensis ethanolic extracts and essential oils on five human cancer cell lines, exposure time 48 h. LD50 (μg/mL) values are shown ±SD

From: Chemical composition and bioactivity of essential oils and Ethanolic extracts of Ocimum basilicum L. and Thymus algeriensis Boiss. & Reut. from the Algerian Saharan Atlas

Extract MCF-7 MDA-MB-231 HeLa PC3 K562
O. basilicum
EE
> 10,000 > 10,000 > 10,000 > 10,000 > 10,000
T. algeriensis
EE
> 10,000 > 10,000 > 10,000 > 10,000 > 10,000
O. basilicum
EO
1090 ± 64 1012 ± 44 1052 ± 38 1028 ± 78 929 ± 18
T. algeriensis
EO
647 ± 16 715 ± 22 746 ± 19 1067 ± 96 300 ± 13