Melissa officinalis citrus limonium Juniperis communis Angelica archangelica Leptospermum ericoides Helichrysum angustifolium jasminum officinalis Citrus reticulata blanco var. 'mandarin' Prunus amygdalus var. amara Nardostachys jatamansi

Sweet Basil

Ocimum basilicum
Botanical name: 
Ocimum basilicum

Expansive and fortifying

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Analgesic - local pain relief
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Menstrual Regulator - irregular or heavy periods
Mental Stimulant - tiredness, lethargy, poor concentration, poor memory
Central Nervous System Restorative - exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Family: 
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of origin: 
France, Italy
Part of plant used: 
Flowering tops
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Peppermint, citrus and spice olis.
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
Not for use in pregnancy, can cause skin sensitivity, max 10 drops in 30ml blend.
Odour profile: 
Herbal, sweet and fresh with spicy notes.
Plant description: 
Spreading annual herb with dark green leaves and pink-white flowers.
Historical use: 
In India a form of Basil called Tulsi is planted in gardens for spiritual protection.