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Basil Linalol Essential Oil

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In ancient Latin cultures Basil was highly prized and considered to be a king amongst the plant world. Today, basil is widely used in the culinary world, especially in Italian cuisine. Therapeutically, basil has long been used to relieve aches and pains and help with respiratory concerns.

Name of Oil:Basil ct. linalool

Latin Binomial:Ocimum basilicum

Extraction Method:Steam

Countries of Origin:France, Asia, Africa

Scent Profile:herbaceous, sweet

Parts used in distillation:Leaves, flowers, buds

Oil Characteristics:Clear, thin, medium aroma

Cultivation: Certified Organic

Applications

Aromatherapy Uses:

Colds, cough, exhaustion, flatulence, sinusitis, insect repellent,muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, heart burn, fever

Subtle & Emotional Uses:

Depression, melancholy, hysteria, indecision, nervousness

History

In Indian culture, basil is dedicated to the god Vishnu and is said to be an incarnation of his wife, Lakshimi (who was the goddess of fortune and beauty). Basil was used extensively in the Middle Ages as a treatment for depression and melancholy.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, cis-ocimene, camphor,linalool, methyl chavicol, a-terpineol, citronellol, geraniol, methylcinnamate, eugenol

Safety & References

Safety:

High doses may be carcinogenic, avoid in pregnancy.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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