Basil essential oil is endurance providing, clears the mind and reliefs intellectual fatigue. Used in a vaporizer or by direct inhalation Basil essential oil clears the head, relieves intellectual fatigue and gives strength and clarity to the mind which makes it an excellent remedy for tired students, or people working long hours behind a computer or during long drives.
The name Basil comes from the Latin Basileum meaning royal or crown indicating how valued this plant was. In India it is considered a sacred herb. In Ayurvedic medicine Basil opens the heart and mind allowing in the energy of love and devotion, strengthening faith, compassion and clarity. Sweet Basil has also been traditionally used to sooth insect bites.
Basil essential oil may be helpful in treating nervous disorders and nervous exhaustion, hysteria and can support people who are vulnerable and indecisive.
As antispasmodic and expectorant Basil essential oil is useful in treating respiratory conditions such as sinus congestion, ,bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough. Basil essential oil has fever reducing and sudorific, that is sweat inducing action and therefore is an excellent remedy for influenza and all types of fever and was used in ayurvedic medicine in combination with Black Pepper for malarial fever.
As basil oil helps to reduce uric acid in the blood, it’s helpful for people who suffer from gout or arthritis. People who suffer from arthritis generally just rub some basil oil onto the skin where the arthritis is causing issues
In the digestive system Basil essential oil with its digestive, antispasmodic and carminative action, can be helpful to relief nausea, vomiting, gastric spasms and hiccups.
Basil essential oil stimulates the blood flow to the pelvic area and uterus and as an emmenagogue, that means a substance that can bring on periods as well as being an antispasmodic Basil essential oil can be used to treat menstrual problems such scanty periods and to normalize menstruation.
Metaphysically Basil essential oil is assisting us with using our intuition, expressing our self truthfully, enthusiastically from our heart and live with integrity and trust, moving from a place of fear to a place of love, positivity and clarity.
Caution: Because Basil essential oil can bring on periods it needs to be avoided in pregnancy.
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