Methyl chavicol (estragole): 73.06%
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum, ct. Estragole
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Steam distilled from the flowering tops of the Ocimum Basilicum, this oil is almost colorless to a pale yellow with a sweet spicy, slightly green, fresh, with a faint balsamic woody back note and a lasting sweetness.
Color: Pale yellow to amber color liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Basil Oil has a sweet-spicy, fresh aroma with a faint balsamic woody undertone.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.
Common Uses: Basil Oil is reputed in Ayurvedic medicine to promote compassion, faith and clarity of thought. It has also been used to relieve muscular aches and pains, colds and flu, hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, mental fatigue, anxiety, and depression. Energetically, Basil is used to soothe and uplift. It is used in massage for alleviating tension and stress. It also helps to clear the sinuses. When applied in dilution, Basil is reputed to be a good insect repellent, while the linalool's mild analgesic properties are known to help to relieve insect bites and stings.
Cautions: May irritate sensitive skin. Do not use during pregnancy.
Basil Sweet (Ocimum basilicum)
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