Distilled from the leaf, Basil has a very herby, clear aroma that may help concentration and memory loss. It is warming and tonic.
Ocimum basilicum ct linalool
Sweet basil, Joy of the mountain, French basil
Distillation of the flowering tops
Asia, Africa, Mediterranean, France
A tender annual herb with mid to dark green oval leaves, about 60cms high. The whole plant has a definite aromatic scent.
A very pale yellow liquid with a light fresh, spicy, balsamic aroma with a subtle green undertone.
Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for bronchitis, coughs, colds, asthma flu and emphysema. In the West, it is considered a general body and muscular tonic.
Blends well with
clary sage, geranium, hyssop and lavender.
Cautions and comments
There are no known contra-indications for the ct linalool, but basil exotic should be treated with care. There are different strains of the basil species and care must be taken to use the Latin named oils specified.
Main chemical constituents
Alcohols (linalool), <60%
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier. WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark