Basil 100% Pure & Natural

Basil
Ocimum basilicum
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Available Options
* Product Size
1000 ML/33.81OZ/2.20lbs $ 38.90
5000 ML/169.07OZ/11.00lbs $ 190.61
10000 ML/338.14OZ/22.00lbs $ 379.28
20000 ML/676.28OZ/44,092.45lbs $ 750.77
25000 ML/845.35OZ/55,115.57lbs $ 923.88
50000 ML/1,690.70OZ/110.00lbs $ 1808.85
100000 ML/3,381.40OZ/220.00lbs $ 3539.90
180000 ML/6,086.52OZ/396,832.07lbs $ 6301.80

Botanical name  Ocimum sanctum

Plant/part used  Whole plant

Origin  Italy

Method of extraction  Steam distillation

Appearance  Colourless to Pale yellow liquid

Blends With

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Neroli and Rosemary.

Aromatic Summary

Basil has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent with a faint balsamic woody back note and a lasting sweetness that makes for a strong top note.

Product Abstract

Basil has many health and medicinal benefits. It is about 3-5 feet tall. The leaves which are 3-5 cm long have powerful fragrance. Basils are of three types-black basil, white basil and camphor basil. The flowering time of basil is winter and has seeds reddish-black in colour.

Basil Herbs are very important plant for health point of view, especially for women who devote their time in kitchen. The basil plant has moderate height and good source of oxygen. It is  one of the best sources of oxygen. It is said by ancient Indian philosopher that a house without Holy Basil, is considered as dry and unhealthy as a crematorium. Growing of basil plant is extremely useful in cleaning the surrounding.

Harvesting/Extraction Information

Although basil grows best outdoors, it can be grown indoors in a pot and, like most herbs, will do best on a sun-facing windowsill. It should be kept away from extremely cold drafts, and grows best in strong sunlight, therefore a greenhouse or row cover is ideal if available. It can, however, be grown even in a basement, under fluorescent lights.

If its leaves have wilted from lack of water, it will recover if watered thoroughly and placed in a sunny location. Yellow leaves towards the bottom of the plant are an indication that the plant has been stressed; usually this means that it needs less water, or less or more fertilizer.

History

Basil is possibly native to India and has been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years. It was thoroughly familiar to the Greek authors Theophrastus and Discords. It is a tender plant, best known as a culinary herb prominently featured Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in  Southeast Asian cuisines of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Taiwan. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.

Common Usage

  • Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
  • Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory
  • Fights Cancer
  • Contains Antibacterial Properties
  • Contains Antimicrobial Properties that Fight Viruses and Infections
  • Combats Stress
  • Fights Depression
  • Promotes Cardiovascular Health
  • Supports Liver Function and Helps Detoxify the Body
  • Helps Alkalize the Body and Improve Digestion
  • Can Act as a Natural Aphrodisiac
  • Helps Protect from Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Caution

Basil essential oil and basil in any other form should be avoided by pregnant, breastfeeding, or nursing women. On the other hand, some people suggest that it increases milk flow, but more research needs to be done.

  

Key constituents

Methyl cinnamate 58.0–63.1%

Linalool 17.3–27.3%

a-Cadinol 2.4–2.9%

d-Cadinene tr–2.4%

1,8-Cineole 0.4–1.8%

g-Cadinene 1.2–1.6%

Zingiberene 1.1–1.3%

Estragole tr–0.8%

Safety summary
Hazards  May contain estragole.
Contraindications  None known.

Maximum dermal use level
EU                                        No limit
IFRA                                     1.25%
Tisserand & Young               15%

Our safety advice
We recommend a dermal maximum of 15% based on 0.8% estragole content and an estragole limit of  0.12%

Regulatory guidelines
IFRA recommends a maximum dermal use level for estragole of 0.01% in leave-on or wash-off preparations for body and face. The EU does not restrict estragole.

Organ-specific effects
Adverse skin reactions  No information found.

Systemic effects
Acute toxicity  No information found.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential  No information found. Neither linalool nor methyl cinnamate is genotoxic. Estragole is a rodent carcinogen when exposure is sufficiently high.

Comments
Basil oils rich in methyl cinnamate are occasionally produced. Methyl cinnamate chemotypes also exit.

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