Basil Fact Sheet

Botanical Name - (Scimum basilicum)
Part of plant used - Leaves and flowering tops

Basil is light green in colour and was traditionally used as a culinary herb in the countries of India, Asia and in the Mediterranean. Basil is a top note, has a strong herb aroma and vaporizes quickly.

Emotional Applications

  • to focus on a task
  • to concentration
  • to be more decisiveness
  • relieves mental fatigue
  • for clarity
  • for inner strength

Physical Applications

  • Temporary relief from headaches and cold symptoms - bronchitis, coughs in chest - inhalation
  • Dyspepsia - massage
  • Flatulence - massage abdomen
  • Relief from and prevention of muscular aches and pains, cramps and spasms - massage, compress
  • Cold sores - apply neat


  • Do not use if pregnant
  • For adults use only
  • Do not take internally



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