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Basil

Herbal Magic and Essential Oils

Herb & Oil

Sweet basil is a tender annual herb with dark green, pointed oval leaves that may or may not be fuzzy. It bears coils or spirals of green, white, or pink flowers.

The Latin name for basil is Ocimum Basilicum.

Basil releases a fresh, sweet herbaceous scent. Steam-distilling the flowering herb produces an oil that can be either colourless, pale yellow or pale green. It has a light spicy scent, with a balsamic or camphor like undertone.

Basil - Ocimum Basilicum

Basil

It is native to tropical Asia and Africa. It is the member of the Lamiaceae family, and cultivated throughout Europe, in the Mediterranean, islands in the Pacific. North and South America, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, South Africa and the United States all produce basil.

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It can stimulate circulation, it brings life to dull looking skin, improves skin tone and can give the complexion a rosy glow. It can help aid in control of acne. Adds lustre to dull hair as well.

Emotional Effects

Basil oil has both sedative and stimulating actions. Its sedative action wards off anxiety attacks and helps nervous tension, also defeats insomnia. It helps stimulate fighting mental fatigue and strengthens mental functions.
It helps increase concentration, sharpens the senses and makes thoughts clearer, thus helping clear the head.
In Europe, psychologists and physicians use it to treat sadness and depression. It helps reduce fear and sadness while it strengthens weak nerves.

Health Aid

Basil can help the following,
Bronchitis
Colds
Constipation
Insect Bites
Mental Fatigue
Migraine
Nervous Tension
Rheumatism
Sinus Congestion

WARNING: May cause skin irritations, use well diluted. Do not use during pregnancy.

All information provided here is for information purposes only, you should consult a medical doctor if you have any health queries or problems.

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