Tropical Basil 

Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum var. basilicum 
Botanical family Lamiaceae 
Origin India 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Leaves and flowers  
Appearance limpid oily liquid 
Color light yellow 
Odor fresh, herbaceous, with spicy and anise notes 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Phenyl methyl ethers (80–85%): chavicol methyl ether
Monoterpene alcohols (5–10%): linalool 
Oxides (2–3%): 1,8-cineole 
Therapeutic properties  1. Neuromuscular antispasmodic
2. Effective analgesic
3. Narrow-spectrum anti-infective   
4. Stomachic, aperitif, digestive tonic
5. Anti-inflammatory on infected areas
6. Antiemetic
Main therapeutic indications  1. Nausea, travel sickness, viral hepatitis
2. Insufficiency of the liver and pancreas  
3. Wind, bloating, gastritis
4. Anxiety, spasmophilia, feverishness  
5. Viral neuritis, viral encephalitis
6. Multiple sclerosis, cerebral asthenia
7. Rheumatoid arthritis, Tropical viral infections, yellow fever
9. All kinds of painful and inflammatory spasms
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