Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum 

Alternate Names: Sweet Basil, Garden Basil, Tulsi (Ayurvedic), Lui Le (Chinese), Tulsi (Sanskrit And Hindi) 


Parts Used: Above ground portion.


Properties: Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Circulatory Stimulant, Diaphoretic, Digestive Tonic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Galactagogue, Immune Stimulant, Nervine, Parturient, Sedative.


Internal Uses: Alcoholism, Anxiety, Bronchitis, Colds, Cough, Depression, Drug Overdose, Drug Withdrawal, Exhaustion, Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Marijuana Overdose, Mental Fogginess, Nausea, Placenta Delivery, Rheumatism, Sinus Congestion, Stomachache, Vomiting


Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules.


Topical Uses: Acne, Eye Fatigue, Fatigue, Fungal Infection, Insect Bites, Insect Repellent, Muscle Soreness, Ringworm, Thrush


Topical Applications: Poultice or salve for insect bites, acne and ringworm. Gargle or mouthwash for thrush. Bath herb for energy. Eyewash for tired eyes. Smell essential oil to gain a second wind when fatigued. Essential oil added to massage oils for sore muscles. Burn dried herb as an antiseptic incense. Having a pot of Basil on the table helps to repel flies and mosquitoes. Juice is applied to fungal infections.


Culinary uses: Dips, dressings, eggs, fish, meats, salads, tomato sauces, pesto, Soupe au Pistou. Chartreuse.


Energetics: Pungent, Warm, Dry.


Chemical Constituents: Essential oil (estragol, eugenol, lineol, linalol), caffeic acid, tannins, beta carotene, vitamin C.


Contraindications: Pregnant women should avoid therapeutic doses.


Comments: The name originates from the Greek, basilikon phuton, meaning 'kingly or royal herb.' In India, Basil was held in such high esteem that it was used in courts to swear upon, and next to the Lotus it was considered one of the most sacred plants. Was used as an embalming herb in Ancient Egypt. In some parts of Mexico, Basil is carried in one's pocket to attract money and keep a lover faithful.



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Product Description :- The Volatile Oil Obtained By Steam Distillation Of Leaves , Branches & Flowering Tops Or Fresh & Dried Herb Of Basil (Ocimum Basilicum L.)

Common Name :- Sweet Basil Oil (Basil Oil Of Linalool Type)

Synonyms :- Bitter Basil Essential Oil

Botanical Name :- Ocimum Basilicum L.

Family :- Lamiaceae

Country Of Origin :- Egypt

Part Of The Plant Used :- Flowering Tops , Leaves , Branches & Fresh Herb Extraction Method :- Steam Distillation

CAS NO. :- 8015-73-4

NAFTA H NO. :- 3301.29.6000

FEMA NO. :- 2119

Appearance :- Thin Liquid

Color :- Pale Yellow To Clear Yellow Liquid

Odor :- Sweet And Herbaceous Odour

Taste :- Sweet




Refractive Index at 20°C.:- 1.470 to1.488

Optical Rotation at 20°C :- -9.00 to -16.00

Specific Gravity at 20°C :- 0.890 to 0.920

Flash Point :- 167°F ( 85°C )

Ester value :- 32

Acid value :- 3mg KOH/Gm (Max. 4)

Shelf Life :- 4 Years Under Good Storage Conditions

Storage :- Store In a Cool & Dark Place In Closed Container At or Below 10°C

Paking :- Glass Aluminium OR Tin –Lined Container OR Polyethelene Drum

Quality :-100% Pure & Natural

Solubility :- Insoluble In Water, Soluble In 95% Alcohol & Oils



Chemical Data by GC, FID:

Compounds Name :- Percentage

Camphene :- Trace to 0.7%

Sabinene :- Trace to 0.7%

Myrcene :- 0.75 to 3 %

1,8-Cineole :- 5.5 to 10 %

Ocimene :- Traces to 0.5 %

Linalool :- 45 to 59.5 % (Prefere More Than 48% )

Methyl Chavicol (ESTRAGOL) :- Trace to 1.6 %

Eugenol :- 4.5 to 10.0 %

B-Elemene :- 1.8 to 3.0 %

O-Bergamotene :- 5.2 to 7 %

Germacrene D :-1.5 to 2.8%

Alpha-Salinene :- Not More Than 2%

Gama-Cadinene :- Not More Than 3%