How to Use Basil Essential Oil

Physical benefits of basil essential oil

Basil essential oil boasts an impressive array of medicinal properties. Studies have shown that basil oil has high antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer properties. This makes it a first choice in supporting an already healthy immune system.*

Basil oil contains high levels of the chemical constituent called phenols. These phenols contribute to the detoxification properties and antioxidant qualities of basil oil. Phenols cleanse cellular receptor sites to promote cellular communication. Basil oil also supports a healthy digestive tract lining, which is important to support during regular detoxing. Always remember to dilute essential oils high in phenols because they can easily irritate the skin*

Basil essential oil has an affinity for the shoulder. Basil harmonizes and supports the lung and large intestine meridians that dominate the shoulder area. Any minor discomfort or weakness in the shoulder may benefit from basil oil and is worth assessing using Body-Feedback methods.*

In the Body-Feedback system basil is a first choice for supporting the lung and large intestine meridians. This essential oil is notable for its ability to help support healthy respiration and digestion. Basil helps to down-bear the lung qi, promoting deep and full breaths to oxygenate the body. Everyday athletes may find benefits to using basil oil prior to working out or competition.*

Emotional benefits of basil essential oil

In Chinese medicine grief and sadness are associated with the lung and large intestine meridians, which can easily weaken in times of loss. Basil essential oil is a top choice for supporting these meridians and can provide support during challenging times.*

Chronic shoulder discomfort and shoulder injuries are associated with feeling as if you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Adding basil to your daily essential oil self-care routine may energetically support you as you find solutions to ease the emotional burdens you carry.

Test basil essential oil to any of the following Body-Feedback areas:

      • Lung meridian Body-Feedback areas
      • Large intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
      • Stomach meridian Body-Feedback areas
      • Triple burner meridian Body-Feedback areas
      • Gallbladder meridian Body-Feedback areas
      • Liver meridian Body-Feedback areas
      • Master Body-Feedback areas

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA. The FDA regards Basil Essential Oil as generally safe for human consumption.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Basil essential oil research articles:

Research study shows basil essential oil prevents DNA damage and combats breast cancer

Al-Ali KH, El-Beshbishy HA, El-Badry AA, Alkhalaf M. Cytotoxic activity of methanolic extract of Mentha longifolia and Ocimum basilicum against human breast cancer. Pak J Biol Sci. 2013 Dec 1;16(23):1744-50. PubMed PMID: 24506042.


Sweet basil essential oil demonstrates in study to be most potent against human colon carcinoma, food born bacteria, and common fungal strains

Fitsiou E, Mitropoulou G, Spyridopoulou K, Tiptiri-Kourpeti A, Vamvakias M, Bardouki H, Panayiotidis MΙ, Galanis A, Kourkoutas Y, Chlichlia K, Pappa A. Phytochemical Profile and Evaluation of the Biological Activities of Essential Oils Derived from the Greek Aromatic Plant Species Ocimum basilicum, Mentha spicata, Pimpinella anisum and Fortunella margarita. Molecules. 2016 Aug 16;21(8). pii: E1069. doi: 10.3390/molecules21081069. PubMed PMID: 27537869.


Study shows basil essential oil effective in ulcer treatment

Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Muhammad Munir, Evaluation op the gastric antiulcerogenic effects of Solanum nigrum, Brassica oleracea and Ocimum basilicum in rats, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 27, Issue 1, 1989, Pages 163-176, ISSN 0378-8741


Basil oil research study demonstrates antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties

Singh S. Evaluation of gastric anti-ulcer activity of fixed oil of Ocimum basilicum Linn. and its possible mechanism of action. Indian J Exp Biol. 1999 Mar;37(3):253-7. PubMed PMID: 10641155.


Research study reveals basil oil to be effective inhibitor against resistant bacterial strains

Sienkiewicz M, Łysakowska M, Pastuszka M, Bienias W, Kowalczyk E. The potential of use basil and rosemary essential oils as effective antibacterial agents. Molecules. 2013 Aug 5;18(8):9334-51. doi: 10.3390/molecules18089334. PubMed PMID: 23921795.


Research study finds basil essential oil possibly more effective than traditional anti-fungal agents in treatment of vaginal candidiasis

Bona E, Cantamessa S, Pavan M, Novello G, Massa N, Rocchetti A, Berta G, Gamalero E. Sensitivity of Candida albicans to essential oils: are they an alternative to antifungal agents? J Appl Microbiol. 2016 Aug 29. doi: 10.1111/jam.13282. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27568869.

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