Physical benefits of basil essential oil
Basil essential oil supports a healthy immune system and boosts the first line of defense to protect the borders of the body. Basil essential oil also harmonizes the immune system with the environment to support a balanced histamine response. Most of your immune system cells are found in the intestines, therefore, testing basil essential oil for any digestive or immune system imbalance will let you know if basil oil will be beneficial for you.*
Basil essential oil has 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 allow communication between the cells and enzymes, hormones, glucose, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Basil oil also supports a healthy digestive tract lining, which is beneficial when detoxifying the body. Always remember to dilute essential oils high in phenols because they can easily irritate the skin*
Basil essential oil directs energy up towards the shoulder and encourages the complete exhalation of air from the lungs. Basil helps to regulate the lung qi, thereby promoting deep and full breaths to oxygenate the body. Athletes find it beneficial to use this oil before workouts and sporting competition. If you are looking to enhance your workouts, boost energy, and make the most of your exercise routines, then discover the benefits of Basil oil for yourself.*
Emotional benefits of basil essential oil
In Chinese medicine, grief and sadness are associated with the metal element, which can quickly become depleted during times of loss. Basil essential oil is a top choice for emotionally nourishing this element, easing the grieving process, and enlightening the soul during the dark, cold, winter months.*
Chronic shoulder discomfort and shoulder injuries are associated with the emotions of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Diffusing basil at home can help family members let go of the past, enhance communication, and encourage mutually beneficial relationships. Adding basil to your daily essential oil self-care routine can help you gain a new perspective and clearly see solutions to ease the emotional burdens you may be carrying.*
*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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:
A Research study shows that 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 a 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.
A study shows basil essential oil is effective in ulcer treatments
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
A 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.
A research study finds basil essential oil possibly more effective than traditional anti-fungal agents in the 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.