Basil is annual Herb and grows 20-50 cm (8-20 in); when in bloom the purple- white flowers appear in clusters, framed by oval pointed green leaves Plant.
Basil oil is a good tonic for the treatment of nervous disorders and stress related headaches, migraines and allergies. It is used to clear the mind and relieve intellectual fatigue, while giving clarity and mental strength.
Beloved culinary plant of Indian, Asian and Mediterranean countries. Basil has been thought of as an aphrodisiac for centuries and featured heavily in most diets. It was once thought to ward off evil spirits and is still worn tucked in the hat to scare away insects in Mediterranean climates.
Basil essential oil is very potent and may cause skin irritation in some people. Always use cautiously and dilute well. As with all essential oils, they should not be used during pregnancy and never ingested (taken internally) and should be kept away from children and pets.