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Aromatherapy Oils - Basil

Basil

Botanical name: Ocimum Basilicum
Botanical family: Labiatae

Note: Top

Part of plant used: Leaves

Origin: Originally comes from Asia, basil is found in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Description: Very clear, sweet and slightly spicy.

History: Ancient plant used in Ayurvedic medicine. Used a lot in India and grown for luck in many homes. There is an ancient myth about a jealous father who chopped off his daughter's lover's head and buried it. The daughter found the buried head with a basil bush growing on it. (Poem by Keats)

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