Family : Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Habitat : Basil is endemic to India, the middle east and some island in the pacific. Today the plant is grown in all parts of the world where it is warm or temperate climate. Basil has been cultivated in the Mediterranean countries for thousands of years.
Odour : A pleasant Spicy odour
Part of plant used : It is usually the leaves that are used.
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Dosha effect of oil : Pitta
Therapeutic indication : Anti-Malarial, constipation, sore throat, respiratory problems, stress, helps control cold &cough.
Mind/Emotions : Basil Sweet Oil works as a stimulant for the mind and the memory. It can be used to uplift emotions and improving the mood.
Safety Data : A Methly chavicol is moderately toxic and irritationg to the skin, Basil should be avoided druning pergnancy.