Basil Essential Oil
Basil leaves are an essential part of many Mediterranean culinary dishes, and basil essential oil is just as useful in aromatherapy. The fragrance of oil of basil is extremely powerful, as are its healing properties when used in a massage oil for muscle soreness and pain. In view of its potency, this oil should be diluted in a massage or carrier oil by a ratio of about 1 drops basil to 15-20 or more drops carrier oil.
If you are cooking with basil oil instead of its leaves, one drop is plenty for an entire 10-quart pot of sauce. Use it with caution, as too many drops will completely overpower whatever sauce or marinara you are cooking. We recommend using basil leaves for cooking, and the oil for aromatherapy or massage.
The name "basil" came from Greek word for "king;" ancients held this oil in high regard and it was extensively used in Asia and Europe for infections and bronchitis.Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Botanical family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae
Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves, stems and flowers
Properties: Anti-infectious, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant
Uses: Provides relief for muscle soreness, migraines;
relieves chest congestion; apply topically to soles of feet,
tip of nose, on insect bites and stings; apply to crown of
head, temples, for relief from mental fatigue; add to food or water as a dietary supplement or in cooking
Cautions: Patch test for sensitivity - oil may be diluted if too strong; caution if pregnant; do not use if epileptic.
Planetary ruler: Mars
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