BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum Basilicum
PLANT PART USED: Leaves and flowers
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
COLOUR: Clear to very pale yellow
AROMATIC SCENT: Clear, herbaceous and lightly refreshing with a lasting soft sweetness
Our premium Basil essential oil boasts an exquisite aroma and an array of therapeutic benefits that have been cherished for centuries. This exceptional essential oil is meticulously crafted to offer a genuinely authentic and delightful experience, making it a versatile addition to your aromatherapy collection.
History and Plant:
Basil, a revered herb in Indian culture, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It was considered a sacred plant, often associated with divinity and protection. The essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of the Ocimum Basilicum plant. In India, this variety of Basil is renowned for its superior quality and aroma, making it a sought-after ingredient in aromatherapy practices worldwide.
Basil essential oil from Ocimum basilicum exudes a vibrant, herbaceous, sweet aroma with spiciness hints. The scent is uplifting and stimulating, offering a refreshing ambience that can rejuvenate the mind and spirit.
Basil essential oil is a complex blend of natural compounds, and its key constituents include methyl chavicol (estragole), linalool, 1,8-cineole, and eugenol. These constituents contribute to its distinctive aroma and therapeutic properties.
The main therapeutic properties of Basil essential oil include the following:
- Analgesic: Helps alleviate pain and discomfort.
- Anti-inflammatory: Reduces inflammation and swelling.
- Antimicrobial: Fights against harmful microbes and bacteria.
- Antioxidant: Protects cells from oxidative stress and free radicals.
- Expectorant: Supports respiratory health by easing congestion and promoting easier breathing.
- Nervine: Calms the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety.
- Digestive: Aids digestion and eases digestive issues.
- Immune Support: Boosts the immune system to combat infections.
Uses and Beneficial Properties:
Basil essential oil offers a multitude of services and beneficial properties:
- Aromatherapy: Diffuse to uplift the mood and promote mental clarity.
- Massage: Dilute with a carrier oil and use it for a soothing massage to relieve muscle tension.
- Respiratory Relief: Inhale steam infused with Basil oil to support respiratory health.
- Digestive Aid: Blend with a carrier oil and massage onto the abdomen to ease digestive discomfort.
- Skin Care: Add a few drops to your skincare routine to help purify the skin and promote a healthy complexion.
For topical application, dilute Basil essential oil with a suitable base carrier oil like almond or apricot oil. Apply the diluted blend to the desired area and gently massage the skin. This can be used for massages, skincare applications, or localised relief.
Add several drops of Basil essential oil to an aromatherapy diffuser or a bowl of steaming water to enjoy the aromatic benefits. The uplifting scent will fill the room, creating a serene and calming atmosphere.
While Basil essential oil offers numerous benefits, it is necessary to exercise caution during use:
- Avoid direct skin application without proper dilution, as it may cause skin irritation.
- Consult your doctor before use during pregnancy or if you have any medical conditions.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- Do not ingest the oil internally.
In conclusion, Basil essential oil from Ocimum Basilicum in India is a remarkable gift from nature, deeply rooted in history and culture. With its alluring aroma and a wide array of therapeutic properties, this essential oil is a valuable addition to any aromatherapy regimen. From promoting mental clarity to supporting respiratory health and relaxation, Basil essential oil is a versatile and cherished companion in enhancing overall well-being. Embrace the essence of this precious oil and experience its transformative effects in your daily life.
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