Sweet and Spicy aroma. Works well for alertness and concentration.
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Availability date: 11/28/2012
|Botanical Name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Ingredients||basil leaf (sweet) extract|
Basil oil is obtained through steam distillation of the flower tops, leaves, or shoots. The oil is yellow and aromatic. In India, basil is sacred to both Krishna and Vishnu. It is an Indian custom is to sleep with a basil leaf on the chest.
Basil is a sacred plant in India, and used in ayurvedic medicine. It has been used as a strewing herb to reduce odors, and has many culinary applications.
Another note of interest: Basil has many aromatic properties. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word osme, which means to smell.
The scent may help to strengthen the nerves and clear the head. Basil also stimulates the mind and revives the spirits. Keep some on hand if you suffer from exam jitters, travel sickness, or nausea. Some people find the scent of basil useful in treating headaches, anxiety, and stress. Although excessive amounts can cause feelings of unwellness. Basil is also used to repel mosquitoes and flies.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non–toxic, non–irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.
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