Basil as an essential oil


Basil ( Ocimum basilicum L. var. basilicum)

Family: Lamiaceae.

Part Used: Flowering Plants.

Properties: Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral, Bactericide, Antiseptic, Digestive, Liver, Stimulating the adrenal glands, Nerve tonic, Antidepressant, Soothing for headaches, Decongestant, Emmenagogue.


Neurology: Anxiety, Anguish, Insomnia, depression nervous, stress, intellectual and physical tiredness, Asthenia, Migraines, Viral encephalitis, Poliomyelitis.

Digestive: Aerophagia / flatulence, Dyspepsia / digestions slow and difficult, Intestinal infection, Pancreatitis, Nausea.

Rheumatology: Arthritis, Rheumatism, Gout, cramps in legs, Tendinitis.

Liver-Gallbladder: Hepatitis, Hepatic congestion.

Immunology: tropical infections, Pertussis, Yellow fever.

Gynecology: Menstrual disorders, Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, Rules bit heavy and painful.

Vascular: Circulatory disorders, varices.

Dermatology: insect bites.

Respiratory: Cough.

Urology: Prostatitis.

Benefits of Basil:

The benefits of Basil can be especially applied to two systems: the digestive and nervous. On the one hand, favors the digestion, stimulates the appetite and even controlling mild to moderate nausea.

In addition, thanks to its mild sedative action, helps to fall asleep, as a plant indicated in cases of mild or moderate insomnia, and allows to control Vertigo and dizziness when they are of nervous origin.

Contraindications and Side Effects:

Basil essential oil should not be used during pregnancy or with young children, due to the presence of estragole, which may have carcinogenic effects on the fetus. Likewise, do not recommend the use of basil for an extended period of time or at higher doses than recommended due to possible carcinogenic effect.

Must be taken into account their sedative properties and anticoagulants.

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