Basil shares a common lineage with its native country India, having been cultivated there for over 5000 years. It quickly spread over the continent and found itself at home throughout the Mediterranean as well.
Basil essential oil contains a myriad of beneficial properties, most notably it’s anti-infectious and anti-bacterial properties. Studies have proven basil oil to effectively combat bacteria and fungus. Other virtues include its warming effect which promotes circulation and the stimulation of blood with vital nutrients. It is also considered antiviral and has had success in treating the herpes simplex virus. Its sharp scent helps to improve memory and surmount mental fatigue.