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  1. Botanical name: Ocimum Basilicum
  2. Family: Labiatae (Lamiaceae)
  3. Origin: The essential oil comes from North Africa, Pacific island, Asia and is cultivated throughout Europe.
  4. Characteristics: Sweet, herbaceous, licorice-like, slightly campherous aroma
  5. Blend well with: Bergamot, Black pepper, Cedarwood, Fennel, Ginger, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Nerol
  6. Precautions:
  • It can have a stupefying effect
  • Not to be used during pregnancy due to Basil has an emmenagogue properties
  • Avoid use in children under 16 years old
  • Used with care on sensitive skin
  • Avoid in case of liver problems
  • A skin irritant if used in excess.

       7. Common Uses:

  • Basil’s antispasmodic property has a beneficial action on the respiratory system and is used for the relief of sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, influenza and whooping cough.
  • Its sudorific and febrifuge properties mean it may be used for all types of fever.
  • Basil is stimulating the lungs, dries damp, expels phlegm and relieves wheezing.
  • Basil is useful in digestive disorder such as vomiting, gastric spasms, nausea, dyspepsia and hiccups.
  • The anti spasmodic and emmenagogue properties make basil effective for treating menstrual problems such as scanty periods.
  • Basil used as an inhalation in a vaporizer, it reputed to clear the head, relieve intellectual fatigue and give the mind strength and clarity.
  • It may be used in all types of nervous disorders, especially those associated with weakness, indecision or hysteria.