Basil (Large Leaf) Essential Oil
Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
Part of plant: Plant
Grade: Pure & Natural
Chemical Components: linalol, eugenol Ϯ cadinol, 1,8-cineole,isobornyl acetate, methylchavicol (<2%), terpinen-4-ol, trans-ocimene
Aroma Character: Sweet & spicy, Slight green woody undertone,course herbaceous, slightly camphorous reminiscent of benzoin and possesses a vanilla note.
Ocimum sanctum or Holy Basil is widely used in the Ayurvedic tradition, where it is called tulsi.Basil has many traditional uses across its wide range of species, it is used for respiratory problems such as bronchitis, coughs, colds, asthma, flu and emphysema but even used as an antidote to poisonous insect or snake bite! Basil oil shows impressive antimicrobial activity against a wide range of food-borne bacteria, yeasts and moulds one reason it is used as a flavouring and spice.