Basil, originally from India, is a half-hardy annual plant, best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in theNortheast Asian cuisine
Constituents & Specifications :
citronellol, linalool, myrcene, pinene, ocimene, terpineol, linalyl, acetate, fenchyl acetate, trans-ocimen, 1,8-cineole, camphor octanane, methyl eugenol, eugenol beta-caryophyllene
Specific Gravity : 0.89000 - 0.93000 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.47950 - 1.48950 @ 20 °C Eucalyptus globulus
Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive
Benefits & Uses :
It also acts as a powerful antiseptic and mostly used for inhalation, baths, massages. Basil essential oil is used typically to massage the skin.
Asil is particularly favored with tomatoes, but can also be used to flavor salads, stuffings, sauces and omelette’s as well as soups (pistou) and pasta dishes.