Latin Name: occimum basilicum ct linalool,variety, fam. Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Part: leaf
Method of Production: steam distilled
Country of Origin: USA
Rating Code: PF pesticide free
Sweet Basil is a common name for the culinary herb Ocimum basilicum of the family Lamiaceae (mints. Basil is possibly native to India and has been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years. It was thoroughly familiar to the Greek authors Theophrastus and Dioscorides.
This oil is sweet and pleasant and very characteristic of the fresh leaves used in Italian cooking, particularly Pesto.
Dimensions of Basil:
Assists in awakening and clearness. There should be little if any camphor notes. On a dry blotter the sweetness should remain as a prevailing note. Although herbal the aroma should have mild but pleasant low notes.
a. Scentsation: Rich, warm enlivening scent slightly anise-like
b. Physical healing: restorative, general stimulant, antispasmodic, emmenagogic, stomachic, digestive tonic, intestinal antiseptic, anti-infectious
c. Emotional Healing: to encourage positivity, purposefulness, concentration, assertiveness, decisiveness, straightforwardness, trust, integrity, enthusiasm, clarity, cheerfulness and strength
Blends with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.