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Basil

Basil: Weak nervous conditions, mental fatigue, depression, tension, stress, muscular spasm, concentration, physical and mental fatigue and to overcome emotional negativity. Uplifting, aids in memory recall and stimulates blood circulation. Helps with headaches, sinus congestion, migraines, nausea, sore muscles, herpes and shingles. Pain reliever, decongestant of the veins, congested prostate, rheumatoid arthritis. Stimulates hair growth and conditions hair. Restorative, general stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious, antibiotic. Insect repellant, acne, skin tonic. Stimulates blood flow, decongests veins and pulmonary arteries, hypertension, varicose veins, stimulates pancreatic enzymes, adrenal cortex stimulant. May aid conception, eases breast engorgement. Do not use if pregnant. Scent: Sweet, spicy, warm and fiery, top note. Source: Flowering tops and leafs   -    COMMON NAME: basil, sweet

BOTANICAL NAME: ocimum basilicum

ORIGIN: Commores, Europe, Egypt, France, Madagascar, North America, Seychelles

PARTS USED: whole plant

FRAGRANCE: licorice-like, spicy, herbal

BLENDS: bergamot, citronella, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, hyssop, lavender, mandarin, marjoram, orange, rosemary, tangerine, violet

AROMATIC BENEFITS: anxiety, cheering, clarifying, concentration, energizing, encouraging, exhaustion, fatigue, invigorating, mental fatigue, refreshing, soothing, strengthening, stress, uplifting, warming

PHYSICAL USES: allergies, amenorrhea, antidepressant, antiseptic, asthma, astringent, bronchitis, cerebral palsy, circulatory stimulant, colds, coughs, cystitis, deodorant, diarrhea, diverticulosis, drug withdrawal, dysmenorrhea, ganglion, gout, hair loss, headaches, hiatal hernia, influenza, inguinal hernia, insect bites, insect repellent, insomnia, male infertility, moth repellent, muscle relaxant, muscular aches, muscular dystrophy, nausea, nervine, osteoarthritis, paraplegia, Parkinson's disease, PMS moodiness, raises blood pressure, rhinitis, shock, sinusitis, slipped disc, toning, torticollis

SAFETY WARNINGS: Moderately toxic. Possible carcinogen. Avoid during pregnancy or if history of high blood pressure. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid if prone to seizures. Avoid if history of estrogen-dependent cancer. French basil is known to be less toxic. Dilute well before use.