Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum Plant Part: Leaves Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Origin: India Color: Pale yellow to amber color liquid. Common Uses: Basil Essential Oil can be used to clear the sinuses, promote digestion and stimulate circulation, especially in the respiratory system. It is prized in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to strengthen compassion, faith and bring clarity. Aromatic Scent: This variety has a sweet vaguely anise-like, mint, smoky odor. May irritate sensitive skin. Do not use during pregnancy.