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Basil Sweet (ct. Methyl chavicol) (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil

Basil Sweet (ct. Methyl chavicol) (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil

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Basil Sweet (ct. Methyl chavicol) (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Ocimum basilicum (ct. methylchavicol)
English Name : Basil Sweet
French Name : Basilic tropical
Family : Lamiaceae
Origin : Madagascar

History and Origin

This variety of basil was likely developed in India, where the plant is sacred and used for the worship of Vishnu and Krishna. Still today, its medicinal properties are very much valued by Indian health practitioners. The essential oil from this plant is known since the XIVth century. It came through to Europe and England from the Middle East with the first emigrants. The term “basil” would be derived from ancient Greek meaning “royal plant”, for the value the plant represented. The French name “basilic” and the use of the plant in cooking date back to the 13th century.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Aerial part
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear and oily substance of a pale yellow color with a fresh and spicy anise smell.
Properties : Powerful antispasmodic, neuro-regulator++++, anti-inflammatory +++, analgesic++, venous and prostatic decongestant+, anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial (staphylococcus++, pneumococcus++)
Indications : Aerophagia+++, aerogastry, gastritis, pancreatic insufficiency, hepatitis A, B, and non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH); motion sickness++, spastic gastroenteritis+++, yellow fever, prostatitis+, urinary tract infection (staphylococcus), viral encephalitis, viral neuritis, multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, spasmophilia+++, febrility, anxiety++, depression (certain types), asthenia, rheumatoid arthritis+++, viral infections in tropical climates++

Energetic and Emotional Effect

The smell of basil induces the need for action. This plant helps bringing back to life our forgotten dreams and empowers us to realize it. It supports people who have decided to live every moment of their lives fully and consciously. It allows fresh thoughts and concepts to flow easily in our reality, and it supports teachers and persons inclined to serve.

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Uses

Culinary

Basil is very much used in cooking as an aromatic.

Receipts and Hints

To treat constipation

  • Mix for 3 minutes 8 figs with 4 ice cubes, the juice of 1 orange and 2 drops of basil essential oil during
  • Pour in bowls and decorate with Clementine and grapefruit
  • Serve chilled

 

To treat pains associated with premenstrual syndrome

  • Mix 200g of strawberries, 150g of fresh or frozen cassis with the juice of two lemons
  • Pour this purée in a pan and add 500ml of water and 2gr of agar-agar
  • Boil and stir for 2 minutes
  • Blend the preparation with 150g of silk tofu and one drop of basil essential oil
  • Pour into verrines and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours

 

“Marie Jeanne” leeks

Recipe provided by François-Xavier Masson

Ingredients :

  • 8 leek shafts (average size)
  • 4.5L water
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 4 drops of Lemon zest EO
  • 4 drops of Basil EO
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (strong)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly milled
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar (7%)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 150ml vegetable oil, preferably sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon minced chervil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 3 cooked eggs (minced)

 

Wash :

  • Cut shafts 3mm above the roots and split it twice on the length
  • Cut off leaves that have been damaged as well as fibrous and green tips of the leaves
  • Fill up the sink with cold water, add vinegar and plunge the leeks into it
  • Remove any dirt traces
  • Drain and rinse with fresh water
  • Prepare sauce

 

Good to know

Basil is known to enhance the growth rate and quality of tomato plants. Organic farmers often choose to plant it right at the foot of their tomato plants. Basil is also an aromatic that repels flies and mosquitoes. And when it’s blooming, it attracts bees, thus helping pollination of other plants.

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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • It can be dermocaustic, so it is advised to test it on skin before use or to dilute it in vegetable oil.

Chromatography

Lot B-OCBAMIND10R (2017/08)

India

Phenol methyl ether : methyl chavicol (71,31 %)

Monoterpenol : linalool (20,31 %)

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • EIDSON, Deborah, La guérison vibratoire, Guy Trédaniel éditeur. 
  • LUBINIC, E. Manuel pratique d’aromathérapie, les huiles essentielles et leurs utilisations, Éditions Vigot.
  • FESTY, Danièle, Mes recettes de cuisine aux huiles essentielles : Plaisir, santé, minceur, Éditions Leduc S.