In Greek its name means ‘royal remedy’ or ‘king’. In the 16th century, powdered basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of heaven to a dying person, and the Hindus use Basil sprigs to protect the dead from evil while in transition between lives. Western European lore sometimes claimed that it was a symbol of evil, while the Eastern Orthodox Church used it in the making of holy water.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum linalool
Country of Origin: France
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Sweet, spicy fresh
Color: Colorless to pale amber
Strength of Initial Aroma: Very high
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Blends Well With: bergamot, clary, Sage, bud, lime, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, rosemary
Topical: For bug bites apply 1-2 drops on area.
Aromatic: Diffuse 3-5 drops to relieve bronchitis.
Prevents infections in wounds or cuts. Also known to alleviate mental fatigue, migraines and depression.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Cautions: Excessive use may lead to headaches and nausea. Dilute oil when applying topically. Internal use is not suggested. Avoid during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of young children.