The following information about Basil Essential oil has been provided by the manufacturer of this product. There may have been a few minor adjustments made by us.
Disclaimer: Please seek guidance from a suitably qualified practicioner before using essential oils. Not all oils are suitable for everyone, and some should not be used on children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and those with certain medical conditions or on medication. We are not medically qualified and cannot advise you on this. Use of essential oils is at your own risk and we cannot accept any liability for misuse or for any consequences resulting from their use.
Where Does Basil Come From and How is the Essential Oil Extracted?
Basil originates from tropical Asia and the Pacific Islands, but is now grown throughout Europe and the USA. Many people keep a basil plant on their kitchen windowsill and use the leaves in cooking. It can grow outside during warmer times in the UK, but dies off quickly when temperatures start to drop.
Our Basil Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the basil plant.
What is Basil Essential Oil Used For?
This greenish-yellow, crisp-smelling essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to awaken the mind, steady the nerves and bring about clarity of thought. Basil oil is said to be therapeutic for the respiratory tract and is often used for asthma, bronchitis, and sinus infections. It is used to treat nervous disorders and stress-related headaches and migraines.
It is supposed to relieve intellectual fatigue, while giving clarity and mental strength. This oil is said to ease constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdomen cramps and is considered good for menstrual problems. It is helpful to relieve gout as it helps reduce uric acid in the blood. It is useful for arthritis, refreshes the skin, and heals insect bites. However, experts advise pregnant women and children under 16 to avoid using this oil.
Whilst essential oils should not be taken internally, it is interesting to know that this herb is popular in India and has been used in prayer as well as healing for hundreds of years. The leaves of the plant are chewed as part of prayer ceremonies, they are soaked in coconut water or holy water to distribute after prayers in temples. They are chewed to ease sore throats and coughs. A decoction made of tulasi (basil) leaves is drunk to ease painful throats and respiratory problems.
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