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Basil essential oil as an herbal remedy

Basil has a refreshing scent

Basil essential oil is obtained from the flowering tops and leaves of the plant. The scent is light and refreshing with sweet spicy undertones.

Basil essential oil uplifts the spirit -- useful in aromatherapy

Basil essential oil settles an upset stomach, stops nausea, soothes skin abrasions, improves digestion, relieves headaches, and helps clear the sinuses. Basil essential oil is used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever, asthma, gout, acne, and nervous disorders. It stops hiccups, cleans the kidneys, regulates menstrual periods, aids concentration, clarifies the mind, and uplifts the spirit. It is mentally stimulating and may be an aphrodisiac in some cases.

* Avoid basil essential oil if pregnant. Dilute essential oils before use. Never take internally unless advised by your healthcare professional. Always consult with your healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy or essential oil.

Also see Basil (the plant)

Basil plant with tops is used in herbal medicine

Basil essential oil clears sinus infection and settles upset stomachs. Basil is very useful in herbal medicine.


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