Basil Essential Oil (Indian) - Savitur Botanicals
A delicious oil to put in your oil-based salad dressing and lovely to pair with lemon.
Basil takes its name from the Greek word for king – basileum. Wreaths of basil have been found in Egyptian tombs. Kings were anointed with Basil oil in ancient times. In Italy Basil is a symbol of love and traditionally women would put a pot of basil outside their window when they were ready for romance. New moms would eat the leaves to increase milk flow. Basil is a sacred plant in India and used in ayurvedic medicine.
Basil can serve as a wonderful nerve tonic. It can help clear the head and relieve intellectual fatigue. In addition, basil can also help sharpen your memory and concentration. Basil is often found to be supportive in states of anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and stress.
Note that basil is sometimes mildly irritating to the skin. Avoid use in a bath or massage if you have delicate or sensitive skin.
Basil has been known to support a variety of respiratory ailments and digestive disorders in addition to helping neutralize insect stings!
The aroma of Basil brings Italian food scent to mind. It is fresh, warm, spicy, herbal and slightly licorice. Savitur Botanicals' Indian Basil essential oil is distilled from the flowering plant.