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Basil is both stimulating and soothing. It energizes the mind while, at the same time, relieving doubts and fears and lightening our burdens. Basil is beneficial for mental fatigue, headaches, insomnia, fainting, loss of the sense of smell, memory loss, and poor concentration. Basil strengthens the digestive function, being of particular use with hiccups, flatulence, indigestion, and vomiting. It calms muscle spasms from injury or fatigue and alleviates coughs.
Which Basil should I choose?
Basil and Holy Basil are somewhat different in terms of chemical composition, although they do have many therapeutic uses in common. Holy Basil contains eugenol so it has a spicier aroma and is more irritating on the skin. It is said to reduce stress and anxiety and to increase the qualities of faith and compassion, this is where its name comes from. Basil contains linalool and less eugenol so it is a little less spicy and gentler on the skin making it better for topical application. This is the most widely used variety of Basil essential oil.
Basil Essential Oil
|Ingredient In:||LeBreezey, LeCrystal Clear, LeDelicate, LeJourney, LeWarmDown, LeWeightless|
|Available In:||Essential Oil, Blessed Water|
|Included in Kit:||Foot Zoner Kit, Singles Collection, Therapy Kit|
|Botanical Name:||Ocimum basilicum|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Extraction Method:||steam distilled|
|Part Utilized:||stems, leaves, flowers|
|Aroma:||Basil is strongly antiseptic when diffused. Basil helps open the mind to ideas, possibilities, and opportunities. Basil helps us to act with integrity, from our heart, in a straightforward manner.|
|Cautions:||Basil should be avoided if pregnant or epileptic. Undiluted, basil may irritate sensitive skin.|