Oil which is said to be originated in India is extracted from the herb Ocimum Basilicum by steam distillation process. The oil ha a watery viscosity and is pale greenish yellow in color. Its aroma is light, clear and sweet. Basil is a much favored herb in India for medical and culinary process. Basil leaves are put on the chest of a Hindu on his funeral pyre, as it is thought to be the express ticket to paradise.It is used to treat Headache, Fever and nausea in India and Africa. It is used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as well.
The Chemical compounds that are included in Basil Oil are a-pinene, Camphene,b-pinene, myrecene, limonene,cis- ocimene, camphor, linalool, mythlchavicol, y- terpineol, citronellol, geraniol, mythlcinnamate and eugeno.
|Scientific Name||:||Ocimum Basilicum|
|Country of Origin||:||India and other Tropical regions of Asia|
|Colour and odor||:||Pale yellow or amber yellow with sweet odor|
|Extraction Method||:||By steam Distillation|
Basil Oil is very beneficial oil; it helps with headaches and migraines. It is like an anti-bacterial/anti-viral that act as an expectorant for asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections. It is a good tonic for respiratory, digestive troubles, fevers and nervous disorders. It is very effective for the people who suffer from constipation, nausea, vomiting and cramp, and is also good when used for menstrual problems. When basil oil applied on skin, helps to control acne by leaving a soothing and refreshing effect. It can also b applied after insect bite like wasp or mosquito bite. Furthermore it helps to minimize uric acid in the blood which later relieves your gout.
The Therapeutic effect of Basil oil is that it stimulates your mind when applied during daytime or morning hours. It improves the quality of your skin and hair and if gently massaged it improves blood circulation as well thereby increasing the metabolism of your body. It is also called the pain relief coz it lessens your pain of injuries, bruises, scars and many more things.
Basil oil goes particularly well with oils such as: Black Pepper, Bergamot, Fennel, Cedar wood, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Grapefruit, Marjoram, Neroli, Lemon and Verbena.
My Friend suggested me of this Basil Oil, I ordered it from an online site, I used it only twice or thrice and found a great improvement in my skin and hair. I feel my skin has become soft now and it glows more. I often apply it on my head and feel very relaxed.
- Eliana Walter