Basil comes from India. It is a popular spice in Italian and Asian cuisine.
Basil oil has a sweet, fresh, slightly spicy aroma with a balsamic note. Its versatility makes it a very valuable means helpful in reducing stress, anxiety and melancholy.
It has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system. Basil refreshes the skin. It is a good home remedy for soothing insect bites.
Basil oil is used to make perfumes and soaps. A bath with the addition of basil oil relaxes, soothes and relieves fatigue.