Ocimum basilicum (Italy)
Considered one of the sacred herbs of India, and according to Ayurvedic medicine, Basil opens the heart and mind, bestowing the energy of love and devotion. It is said to strengthen faith, compassion and clarity.
Mind and Spirit:
Used as an inhalation in a vaporiser, it is reputed to clear the head, relieve intellectual fatigue (good for studying for exams), and give the mind strength and clarity.
Basil's antispasmodic property has a beneficial action on the respiratory system and can be used for the relief of sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, influenza and whooping cough.
Best to avoid during pregnancy.