Basil is an annual herb that grows up to 20-50 cm with purple- white flowers, appears in clusters. The plant is framed by oval pointed green leaves. It is considered sacred in India and widely used for its medicinal properties.
This essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary
It consists of aromatic volatile camphoraceous oil.
Basil is generally used fresh in cooked recipes and dried leaves are used as spice for flavoring and for extraction of essential oil. Basil oil is extensively used in perfumery compounds and in areas of medicine.