Basil Essential Oil
Latin name: ocimum basilicum
Extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and flower tops.
Known as European, French, common or sweet basil.
Has a crisp smell, and is a favourite in aromatherapy.
Aroma is clear, light and peppery
Tonic for nervous disorders
Stress related headaches, migraines and allergies
Relieves mental fatigue, bringing mind clarity and strength
Beneficial for respiratory tract
Asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections
Constipation, nausea, vomiting and cramp
Good for menstrual problems
Can minimise uric acid in the body, and therefore is good for gout, also arthritis
For the skin, it can be used to control acne. Also it refreshes the skin and eases insect bites.
Widely used as a culinary herb, as well as in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
Not to be used in the bath if you have sensitive skin
Not for use under the age of 16
NOT to be used during pregnancy