PORTRAIT

Inshanti offers Basil ct. linalool, also known as “Sweet Basil”. This oil has a higher percentage of linalool. This oil is generally a safe and gentle oil.

Basil takes its name from Latin for a royal “basilicum,” possibly because the plant was so highly prized that it was considered the king among plants. According to tradition, basil protects from unfortunate destinies and evil spirits. In the Middle Ages, it was prescribed for melancholy and depression.

The 16th century herbalist John Gerard wrote, “The smell of basil… taketh away sorrowfulness and maketh a man merry and glad.”

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Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Flowers, Leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenols
Country of Origin: Egypt
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Spicy, sweet and fresh with a balsamic woody undertone
Note Classification: Top/Middle

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PROPERTIES

Aromatic Attributes:

  • Offers energetic protection
  • Brings clarity to the mind
  • Emotionally uplifting

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Anti-emetic – reduces the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Carminative – may assist in preventing gas
  • Cephalic – remedy for the head (in this case, clears the head)
  • Expectorant
  • Immune support

HOW-TO-USE

  • Basil is great to use in cooking – to spice up your favorite dishes!
  • Blend 6-10 drops of Basil to 1 oz. of carrier oil (olive oil or any vegetable oil, even lotion) and massage into sore, tight, cramping muscles.
  • Massage (using recipe above) into the neck area to help relieve tension headaches. Massage into belly to help relieve digestive issues. Massage into chest area to suppress coughing for several hours. This is a great blend to calm menstrual cramping.
  • Use as an inhaler for mental fatigue.

MORE INFO

Basil essential oil is considered one of the “finest remedies” for the brain and the head. It is reported to clear the head, relieve intellectual fatigue, and give the mind strength and clarity. It may be used for all types of nervous disorders, especially those associated with weakness, indecision, and hysteria.

Basil is recommended for those in need of emotional protection, for example, dealing with a debilitating illness and low-resistance levels, nervous exhaustion, or a change in life resulting in feelings of vulnerability.

Basil is a wonderful oil to use for stress-related headaches. Basil has anti-spasmodic properties and can be healing for the respiratory system including relief of sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, influenza and coughing. Due to its anti-spasmodic properties, Basil can relieve digestive issues and soothe muscle pain and cramping.

Basil is also noted as an emmenagogue (induces menstruation) and anti-spasmodic; this combination of actions may make it useful in a compress or bath for reducing menstrual pain.

Basil is a wonderful oil in culinary applications used with great success, adding a pronounced, rich flavor. As with all essential oils, it is quite potent – the difference between 2 and 4 drops in a dish can mean the difference between appreciating its sublime flavor and tasting only Sweet Basil

References:

  1. Battaglia S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
  2. Davis P. Aromatherapy A-Z. New revised edition, C.W. Daniel Company Limited, England, 1999
  3. Lawless J. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils, Elemental Books Limited, England, 1995.
  4. Schnaubelt K. Advanced Aromatherapy, The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, USA, 1998

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