BASIL

BASIL
(ocimum basilicum)

 

Article by Kaniz F. Shah


Botanical Name: ocimum basilicum
English Name:  basil
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Popular Name(s): basil
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum/Division: magnoliophyta
Class: magnoliopsida
Order: lamiales
Family: labiatae (mint)
Genus: ocimum
Species: o. basilicum
Parts Used: leaves
Habitat: North America, Hawaii
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Effect / Energy:  Acidic
Extraction method: steam distilled
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Aromatherapy

Best essential oil for concentration

  • Psychological Properties:

    Increases concentration, promotes mental clarity, relieves mental fatigue
  • Subtle Properties:

    increases ability to concentrates, uplifts & clears the mind, heightens awareness of all senses.
  • Associated animal:

    panther
 

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WARNING:

This article is for informational purpose only. Basil is not a treatment for any disease or condition. It is generally safe when used on the skin or hair, but to ensure safety, it is best to do an allergy test.. Consult your doctor before using for medical purposes.

Bibliography:

  1. Bull, Ruah. "The Spring Months." Daily Aromatherapy Transforming the Seasons of Your Life with Essential Oils. By Joni Keim. Berkeley: North Atlantic, 2008. 83.
  2. Classification: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=OCBA

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