Basil essential oil is a type of essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy. Sourced from the Ocimum basilicum plant, The leaves and seeds of the basil plant are the important medicinal parts of this herb, which is regularly used in cuisines and recipes all over the world. Basil essential oil is popular in Europe, Central Asia, India, and Southeast Asia. The health benefits of basil essential oil include its ability to alleviate nausea, inflammation, motion sickness, indigestion, constipation, respiratory problems, and fight bacterial infections and manage diabetes.
Improves Digestion –
Basil essential oil is also used as a digestive tonic. Since basil oil has carminative properties, it is used for relief from indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps, and flatulence. It provides immediate relief from the gas in your stomach and intestines. It also has colic qualities and is therefore used to alleviate bowel pain.
Basil essential oil is effective in providing relief from colds, influenza, and associated fevers. Due to its antispasmodic nature, it is frequently used to reduce the symptoms of whooping cough.
Due to the calming nature of basil essential oil, it is widely used in aromatherapy. This essential oil has a refreshing effect when smelled or consumed, so it is used for providing relief from nervous tension, mental fatigue, melancholy, migraines, and depression. Regularly using this essential oil provides mental strength and clarity.
Improves Blood Circulation
Basil essential oil improves blood circulation and helps increase and optimize various metabolic functions of the body.
Basil essential oil can be used to prevent vomiting, particularly when the source of the nausea is motion sickness, but also from many other causes.
Basil essential oil is an analgesic and provides relief from pain. That is why this essential oil is often used in cases of arthritis, wounds, injuries, burns, bruises, scars, sports injuries, surgical recovery, sprains, and headaches.
Basil oil works well for treating a variety of infections such as cuts, wounds, skin infections, and bladder infections due to its anti-bacterial properties, however it also works well for viral infections.