Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Basil


Ocimum basilicum-distilled from the flowering herb.  Has a light, fresh sweet spicy scent with balsamic undertones. There are many chemotypes.   The methyl chavicol type has a harsher odor and different constituents.  The Linalol type (French) is much preferred  for aromatherapy use. Blends  with BERGAMOT,  LIME, CITRONELLA,  HYSSOP,  Citrus oils, Black Pepper, Atlas Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Niaouli, Palma Rosa, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, and Thyme Linalol


CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating. Possible sensitizer.  Dilute well for topical use.
CHARACTER:  "Purposeful Genie" Uplifting, Awakening, Clarifying, Stimulating,  Sanctuary, Steady, Kind
ETHERIC COLORS: Green, Blue, Violet, Silver
NUMBER:  1     
 CHAKRA:  2    
 ELEMENT:  Fire, Air       
 NOTE:  Top
 ASTRO:  Mars
GEMS:  Botswana Agate, Labradorite, Hematite, 
ENERGY TYPE: Predominately 4, 3
USED FOR THESE  POSITVE ATTRIBUTES:  Positive, Purposeful, Concentration, Assertive, Decisive, Straightforward, Trust, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Clarity, Cheerful.   Helps one maintain open mind.
USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Indecision, Mental fatigue, Negativity, Lack of direction, Burnout, Apathy, Bitterness, Resentment, Addiction, Conflict, Fear of intimacy, Doubts, Melancholy, Anxiety, Depression
USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Muscle Spasms, Insect bites, muscular aches, bronchitis, coughs, earaches, sinus, nausea, colds, fevers, flu, insomnia, migraine, fibromyalgia
PROPERTIES:   anti-spasmodic, restorative (for nerves and adrenal cortex), intestinal antiseptic.
PERSONALITY: + Often the entrepreneurs of the world.  Able to see what others may not even know exists.
+ Ambition, enterprise, drive, flair, get them where they want to be, usually honestly. +They enjoy academic pursuits more than sporting ones.
+ Wisdom far beyond their years, plus a fair amount of luck.  Brilliant flashes of inspiration get them out of difficult situations. Basically optimistic.  Generally charming, sexy lovers of life, despite their calm, sometimes sullen exterior.
+ Sometimes it seems they have spiritual intervention.
+ Very direct and blunt, particularly if you don’t get their point.  May seem patronizing, but they mean no harm and may feel they are doing you a favor by being blunt.
+ Power holds a great attraction.  They often become bosses in commercial organizations. Also found in jobs involving law or espionage. The seamier side of life fascinates them.. They are drawn to the mysterious, fascinated by the paranormal, and will apply cool logic.
+ They are often the genies in life—the eccentric artists, mad poets, sacrificed writers. Perhaps it is their deep wisdom that allows them to glance into unknown realms.. May experiment with mind altering drugs as they quest for surreal and spiritual communication.+ Everything has a place and there is a reason for everything. Protectors of ideas, imagination and free will. 
BLENDS: Timberline, Way of the Leaf, Dragon Quest, Chaco, High Rain
 ARCHETYPES:  ENTREPENEUR, SLEUTH, ARTIST, AUTHOR, MYSTIC

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