Basil Essential Oil got its name from the Osmium Basilica plant, which is generally used in Indian Households for enhancing flavor. However, it benefits go far beyond the culinary world and now it’s also being used to treat different kinds of health problems. Use Basil Essential Oil for uplifting your mood and reducing depression and stress.
Basil Essential Oil is used for body massages in many Spa Centers. It improves skin elasticity and glows. In addition, it is broadly used in making skin care supplements that improve the skin tone. It is also used to treat the side effects of skin inflammation and other skin diseases like pimples, acne, dermatitis, etc.
Basil Essential Oil can also be used as a tonic for digestive problems. It can be used to treat problems like indigestion, bloating, constipation, stomach cramps. Because of its carminative properties, it alleviates gas in your stomach and intestines. It also treats IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) because of its colic properties.
Due to its antispasmodic nature, Basil Essential Oil is very effective in treating colds, influenza, and other related fevers.
Besides providing relief from acute cold & cough, Basil Essential Oil is also very effective in treating respiratory problems like Asthma, Bronchitis, and other Sinus infections.
Basil Essential Oil has the capacity to perform antimicrobial activity against a wide range of food-borne bacteria, yeasts, and mold. It is also very effective in fighting common food borne pathogens such as E. coli.
Basil Essential Oil is also widely used in aromatherapy because of its calming & soothing properties. This essential oil is used in treating nervous tension, mental fatigue, melancholy, migraines, and even depression due to its relaxing and refreshing effect when inhaled or consumed directly.
Basil Essential Oil has the ability to open up the arteries and veins for increased blood circulation and improved metabolic function of the body.
Since Basil Essential Oil is an analgesic, it is also being used extensively in the treatment of arthritis, wounds, burns, bruises, scars, injuries caused during workout or sports, surgical recovery, sprains, muscular cramps, headaches, etc.
Adding a few drops of Basil Essential Oil in your mouthwash or toothpaste can do wonders by emitting out the foul smell from your mouth. It kills the germs and bacteria for refreshing breath.
Basil Essential Oil can also be used to provide relief from insect bites, stinging of honey bees, and even snakes because of its anti-microbial properties.