Basil Essential Oils

Basil itself is also said to be antibacterial, anti-depressive, energizing and restorative. Emotionally and spiritually, basil essential oils are helpful in dealing with feelings of anxiety, fear, or nervousness, and has been said to be the oil of "renewal". It is strengthening and calming to the heart and mind, making it perfect for overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and may even assist a person in their efforts to overcome addiction. The compounds found in the oil of the steam distilled leaves, stems and flowers is much greater than what we find in dried or even fresh leaves.

Some of the incredible studies that have been done on basil essential oils show benefits such as strongly inhibiting drug resistant bacteria, reduced mutagenesis in bacteria cells, found to have an antioxidant effect on chronic bronchitis when mixed with rosemary, fir and eucalyptus  and was found to be insecticidal against cowpea weevils when diffused or powdered.

In Greek its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'. It is a beloved culinary plant of Indian, Asian and Mediterranean countries. The oil was even used to scent snuff.Basil has been used as an antidote to insect and snake bites.

In the Far East, used in Ayurvedic medicine as tulsi, Native to India and treated as a sacred herb where it wasbelieved to protect against evil, In Greece it became a symbol of hostility and insanity, It reached Europe in the 16th century and was used in cookingand medicine.

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.

Basil essential oil is most commonly used in cooking this appetizing oil can infuse your favorite recipes with its aroma and flavor. Add a few drops to any dish and experience the benefits of Therapeutic Grade essential oils baked right into your favorite meals. Inhaling basil can refresh the mind and restores mental alertness, and may also sharpen your sense of smell. Also useful for fatigued or aching muscles, rub a few drops onto tense areas for relief.

Benefit & Uses: Not all basil essential oils are created equally, but a high quality brand with an emphasis on purity has some incredibly potent properties and a multitude of uses.

The properties of pure basil oil include are Antibacterial, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Decongestant (especially for circulation through the lungs and prostate), Diuretic, Disinfectant (urinary and pulmonary), Stimulant for the nerves and adrenal cortex, Uplifting.

It has nerve tonic, fever, mucilage, expectorant, reduces cholesterol, stress relief, infections, ulcerations, curative for insect bites, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, depression, fatigue, insomnia, migraines, digestive tonic, heart tonic.

It is considered to be one of the finest remedies for the brain, it is reputed to clear the head, relieve intellectual fatigue and give the mind strength and clarity. It may be used in all types of nervous disorders, especially those associated with weakness, indecision or hysteria, recommended for those in need of protection, due either to debilitating illness and low resistance levels, nervous exhaustion, nervous depression, a constitutional weakness or a change in life resulting in feelings of vulnerability. Basil is remarkably relaxing.

Useful for vomiting, gastric spasms, nausea, dyspepsia den hiccups recommended as a carminative and sedative for digestive insomnia people who 'digest' their worries during the night. Beneficial action on the respiratory system and is used for the relief of sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, influenza and whooping cough.

 

The aroma is uplifting, awakening, clarifying and stimulating, warming oil which notifies and lifts the spirit, recommended for people who are physically or mentally exhausted, and have become complacent and melancholic.

 

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