Basil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a culinary staple in many kitchens. A perennial plant is grown in warm temperatures. Cultivated annually in cooler climates. Basil essential oil stimulates the mind and body. Antibacterial and antiviral properties. Helps with aliment, flu, and common colds. 

Application Methods of Basil

  • Use in bath and shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits. 
  • Diffuse for mental alertness and migraines. 
  • Massage, diluted for cold, flu, and pain.
  • Neat on a cotton ball for earaches
  • Use with compress for pain. 

Medicinal uses

Antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, arthritis, bronchitis, bug bites, circulatory help, cold, cough, diabetes, earache, ear infection, fatigue, flatulence, flu, gastric ulcer, gastric upset, gout, headache, high cholesterol, mental alertness, muscle pain and stiffness, respiratory infection, rheumatism, sinus infection, stimulant, tension. 

Blends

Bergamont, black pepper, camphor, caraway, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, clove, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, lavender, lemon, lemon eucalyptus, lemongrass, lemon verbena, mandarin, manuka, marjoram, neroli, orange, peppermint, rose geranium, rosemary, spearmint, tangerine, tea tree. 

Precautions

Do not use if you are pregnant,  have cancer, have epilepsy, are breastfeeding. May cause skin irritation. Not safe for children under 16. Not safe for internal uses. 

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