About Basil Essential Oil sweet ct. linalool:
Basil Essential Oil sweet ct. linalool USA (Ocimum basilicum), aroma is described as sweet and spicy, slightly green, fresh with a faint balsamic-woody undertone and a lasting sweetness. Generally speaking there are two types of sweet basil; Mediterranean type and Reunion type. However, this herb has been hybridized extensively producing many unique nuances. The Mediterranean variety, also called true sweet basil, contains higher percentages of the natural contituents, cineol and d-linalool. The reunion variety is higher in methyl chavicol.
- Methyl Chavicol (estragol) [75-80%]
- Linalol [1-5%]
- 1,8 Cineol (Eucalyptol) [1-5%]
- Methyl Eugenol [1-5%]
Action: Basil is a powerful antispasmodic, is anti-infectious, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, a decongestant (veins, arteries of the lungs, prostate), and is antibacterial.
Traditional Uses: Used extensively in traditional Asian medicine, basil’s name is derived from “basileum,” the Greek name for “king.” In the 16th century, the powdered leaves were inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections. The Hindu people put basil sprigs on the chests infections. The Hindu people put basil sprigs on the chest of the dead to protect them from evil spirits. Italian women wore basil to attract possible suitors.
Indications: Migraines, mental fatigue, and scanty menstrual periods.
Other Uses: Basil is relaxing to both striated and smooth muscles, soothing for insect bites, and stimulating to the sense of smell. It may help bronchitis and chest infections.
Application: Apply to tip of the nose, on the temples, and on the location of stings and bites. For mental fatigue, inhale first, then apply to the crown of the head, the forehead, the heart, and the navel. Basil may also be added to food or water as a dietary supplement.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Do not use if epileptic. Skin test for sensitivity.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Wintergreen or Birch, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, and Marjoram.
Essential Oils Safety & Disclaimer:
This information is for educational purpose only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose and disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purpose only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.