Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum, ct. Estragole
Methyl chavicol (estragole): 73.06%
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: This is almost colorless to a pale amber colour with a thin consistency.
Product Abstract: In Greek its name means ‘royal remedy’ or ‘king’. In the 16th century, powdered basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of heaven to a dying person, and the Hindus use Basil sprigs to protect the dead from evil while in transition between lives. Western European lore sometimes claimed that it was a symbol of evil, while the Eastern Orthodox Church used it in the making of holy water.
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