Basil Essential Oil Profile
Method: Steam Distilled
The oil is a colorless or pale yellow liquid with a light fresh, sweet-spicy scent and balsamic undertone.
It blends well with bergamot, clary sage, lime, opopanax, oakmoss, citronella, geranium, hyssop, and other 'green' notes.
Principal Constituents: These are naturally occuring in the essential oil.
- methyl chavicol
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Antidepressant, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge,
galactagogue, prophylactic, restorative, stimulant of adrenal cortex, stomachic, tonic.
Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, with possible sensitization in some individuals.
Primary Therapy Agent:
Nervous exhaustion, fatigue, debility.
Secondary Therapy Agent:
Insect bites, insect repellent, aches & pains, gout, rheumatism, coughs, earache, sinusitis, indigestion,
flatulence, nausea, vomiting, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, colds/flu, fever, anxiety, depression, insomnia,
migraine, nervous tension, stress-related conditions.
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only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured
of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified
health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.