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  • Color: Clear
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
  • Scent: Sweet, herbaceous, licorice-like, slightly camphorous.

Action: Analgesic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antivenomous, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticidal, nervine, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, stimulant

Benefits, Indications: Migraines, mental fatigue, scanty menstrual periods. Basil oil is a good tonic for the treatment of nervous disorders and stress related headaches, migraines and allergies.

It is used to clear the mind and relieve intellectual fatigue, while giving clarity and mental strength. It has a beneficial action on the respiratory tract and is often used for asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections.



It is also effective in cases of constipation, nausea, vomiting and cramps, and is also good when used for menstrual problems. Due to the emmenagogue properties, it is often used to relieve scanty periods and normalizing menses.

It helps to minimize uric acid in the blood, thus relieving gout. It is useful in arthritis as well and when used on the skin, it helps to control acne. In general it refreshes the skin and can also be used on insect bites. Also good for bronchitis, colds, coughs, exhaustion, flatulence, flu, insect bites, insect repellent, rheumatism, and sinusitis.

Chemical Constituents: A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, cis-ocimene, camphor, linalool, methyl chavicol, y-terpineol, citronellol, geraniol, methyl cinnamate, eugenol

Companion Oils: Bergamot, Black pepper, cedarwood, fennel, ginger, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, verbena

Precautions: Do not use if epileptic. Use sparingly with caution. High doses may be carcinogenic due to its methyl chavicol content. Avoid in cases of liver problems.

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