Basil (Spicy) Essential Oil
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About the Oil: Spicy’ Basil essential oil (called ‘Spicy’ for it’s high methyl chavicol content), organically grown in, Vietnam has a minty, cooling aroma and reinforces resistance against infection. See also: Sweet Basil
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ABOUT THE PLANT
Our Basil essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the Basil herb. The basilicum species is also known as ‘common’ or ‘true’ Basil. This Methyl Chavicol type, also known as “Spicy”, “Exotic” and “Reunion” Basil, is organically grown in Vietnam.
ABOUT THE OIL
Basil essential oil has been referred to as ‘the royal oil to strengthen the mind and heart, and to reinforce resistance against infectious diseases.’ The linalool type is considered safer for topical use. Spicy Basil (the methyl carvol chemotype) is more well known for its use for respiratory and stomach problems.
The oil’s capability to improve memory and sharpen the mind has been praised in India since times of old. In the 16th century, powdered leaves of Basil were inhaled. It is commonly used in Ayurveda to sharpen the mind and enhance memory. Hindus put basil sprigs on the chests of the dead to protect them from evil spirits while in transition between lives. Women in Italy wore the herb to attract suitors.