Basil is a common culinary and therapeutic herb of the Lamiaceae family of mints. Originating in India, Basil is a common herb in parts of the Mediterranean and has become a staple in popular Italian cuisine.
The crisp aroma and flavour of the common Basil is unmistakable, however various varieties such as the Lemon Basil or Tai Basil can test the refined palate.
Basil is incredibly susceptible to cold environments, and can only be grown in hot, dry climates. Thus, cultivators in Northern Europe and North America must take care when growing the herb and should make use of a greenhouse. This will also protect against any unnecessary light, which can also damage the cell structure of the herb.
Therapeutic Basil essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the herb, and has become a topic of great interest among alternative and contemporary medicinal experts. Recent research has found that Basil oil contains properties (antioxidant, antiviral and antimicrobial) which can be advantages against the growth of various cancers.
Nevertheless, Basil oil has been used by alternative medicinal experts for years to treat an array of ailments such as stress, respiratory disorders and even diabetes. It is also used to combat tension headaches and migraines.
Organic basil essential oils can be used in a number of ways. Burners and vaporisers can be used to treat respiratory ailments, for example. It can also be used in the bath tub, which is incredibly effective against stress, headaches and migraines.
Furthermore, Basil can be blended into a variety of creams and lotions, which is said to help combat the effects of acne in teenagers and adults alike.
Lastly, Its crisp, spicy and fresh scent is beautifully light, and thus suitable for use as a top note in perfumes and fragrances.
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