Basil essential oil is another potent herb that can assist with multiple ailments. Some of the ailments are, H1N1 flu, diabetes, the common cold, headache, fever, stress, upset stomach, earache, and more. It has also been used as a mosquito repellant and topically (on the skin) to treat ringworm.
The leaves and seeds of the basil plant are the important medicinal parts of this herb. Basil was widely used in ancient times in places like India for various medicinal purposes.The herb was used to treat diarrhea, cough, mucous discharges, constipation, indigestion, and certain skin diseases. Basil essential oil is used topically and massaged into the skin. It may enhance the luster of dull-looking skin and hair.
Basil essential oil and basil in any other form should be avoided by pregnant, breastfeeding, or nursing women.
You can blend Basil essential oil with bergamot, clary sage, clove bud, geranium, lime, lemon, hyssop, juniper, eucalyptus, neroli, marjoram, rosemary, Melissa, and lavender.
Use caution when using essential oils, they are a more potent version of any herbs.