Basil essential oil

Scientific Name: ocimum basilicum

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: France


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warm, spicy, and herbal with a hot, somewhat anise tasting ‘bite’

Key Qualities:

Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, pain-reliever, decongestant of the vein and pulmonary arteries, and antibacterial

Primary Constituents:

Mainly linalool, camphor, eugenol, methyl cinnamate

Traditional Aromatherapy use:

Skin care: Stimulates hair growth, conditions hair

Urinary system: urinary infections, congested prostate

Digestive system: stimulates digestive enzymes, pancreatic enzymes

Immune system: rheumatoid arthritis, viral infections

Nervous system: brain and memory stimulant, depression and mental fatigue

Research on Basil (ocimum basilicum)

The Efficacy of Topical Basil Essential Oil on Relieving Migraine Headaches: A Randomized Triple-Blind Study.

Evaluation of anti-inflammatory and wound healing potential of tannins isolated from leaf callus cultures of Achyranthes aspera and Ocimum basilicum.

Renoprotective Effect of Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Against Diabetes-induced Renal Affection in Albino Rats.

Essential oils of basil chemotypes: Major compounds, binary mixtures, and antioxidant activity.

Sedative effects of the essential oil and headspace air of Ocimum basilicum by inhalation in mice.

Antimicrobial Activity of Five Essential Oils against Bacteria and Fungi Responsible for Urinary Tract Infections.

The potential effects of Ocimum basilicum on health: a review of pharmacological and toxicological studies.

Investigation of the Antifungal Activity and Mode of Action of Thymus vulgaris, Citrus limonum, Pelargonium graveolens, Cinnamomum cassia, Ocimum basilicum, and Eugenia caryophyllus Essential Oils.

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