Basil has been used as a culinary and medicinal herb for centuries and is one of the main ingredients in Pesto, an Italian sauce from Genoa.
Basil will grow up to 50cm in height. This low growing herb has green leaves and small white flowers.
Clear, sweet, spicy and yellowish in colour. There are approximately 5 types of Basil essential oil on the market today. We have selected a True Sweet Basil Oil (Ocimum Basilicum) known as Linalol type. This is the safest and most pleasant of the Basil oils used in Aromatherapy.
To create an atmosphere for focus and study, try adding 1 drop of Basil, 3 drops of Lemon and 1 drop of Peppermint to some water in an oil burner.
A blend of 1 drop each of Basil and Lavender in 10ml of Sweet Almond oil makes a good abdomen massage oil. Always massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction.
Country of Origin: Egypt.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Method of Extraction: The oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops.
Main Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Digestive Stimulant, Neurotonic, Stomachic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anticatarrhal.
Contraindications: Non-toxic and non-irritant in prescribed doses.
Chinese Element: Earth