Benefits of Basil Essential Oil


Quick Facts

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae (mint)

Extraction method: Steam distillation of leaves, stems, and flowers

Common Primary Uses:

  • Amenorrhea

  • Autism

  • Bee/Hornet stings

  • Bites/Stings

  • Bronchitis

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Cramps (abdominal)

  • Cuts

  • Earache

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Greasy/Oily Hair

  • Healing

  • Hiatal Hernia

  • Incisional Hernia

  • Induce Sweating

  • Infertility

  • Lactation (Increase milk production)

  • Mental Fatigue

  • Migraines

  • Mouth Ulcers

  • Muscle spasms

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Olfactory Loss (sense of smell)

  • Ovarian Cysts

  • Schmidt's Syndrome

  • Snake bites

  • Spider bites

  • Transition (Labor)

  • Viral Hepatitis

  • Wounds

Common Application Methods

1. Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Dilute with carrier oil for sensitive skin and for children over six. Apply to temples, tip of nose, reflex points, and/or directly on area of concern.

2. Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.

3. Take in capsules, or use as a flavoring in cooking.

This information came from a book called, "Modern Essentials" published by Aroma Tools. To purchase this book, please visit our offices and make sure to schedule an essential oils class with our Essential Oils instructor, Linda Orr!

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