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Natural by Nature Oils Basil

Natural By Nature Oils - Basil, 10ml

SKU: NBN001

Basil Oil is colourless with a rich, refreshing, sweet, spicy green and piercing odour. It can be used on the digestive system, respiratory system, nervous system and with emotions.

The name is derived from the Greek "basilicon" meaning royal. Basil has a long history of use in India, where it is known as "tulsi" and is held to be sacred to the Hindu gods Krishna and Vishnu.

Basil is a delicate plant growing up to 90cm in height with light green oval leaves and white flowers. Basil is found in tropical Africa and India. It is cultivated in the Comoro Islands, Egypt, France and Madagascar.

Basil essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant. The essential oil is colourless, having a very pleasant, rich, refreshing, sweet, spicy green and piercing odour.

Properties: Stimulating, uplifting, clarifying, strengthening, antiseptic, expectorant and antispasmodic.

Uses

- Digestive System: Eases vomiting, abdominal cramps and swelling caused by indigestion.
- Respiratory System: Useful for sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. Basil is also recommended for chronic colds and flu, as well as hiccups.
- Nervous System: An excellent nerve tonic, it can be useful for a number of nervous disorders especially those associated with weakness, indecision and hysteria.
- Emotion: Basil clears the head, strengthens the memory, aids concentration and can help relieve mental fatigue.

Cautions:

This oil is best used in lower concentrations as it may cause irritation in sensitive people.

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