Basil Essential Oil - a Sacred Herb
Basil has a long history as a sacred herb, recorded over thousands of years as used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. In the 1800’s, Englishmen in India learned that the holy men wore necklaces of basil-wood, and that it was reported to increase the body’s resistance to stress and disease, as well as to prevent being struck by lightning due to its own electrical impulse energy. Soon the Englishmen were seen wearing basil-wood necklaces as well! Its rich history has brought this herb to be grown worldwide and harvested for use as an effective, healing essential oil.
Basil oil relieves many conditions and acts as both a treatment and a preventative measure in health and wellness. Here are a few ways Basil oil can help you:
Diabetes: Basil oil has been found to significantly reduce blood glucose levels in patients with Type II Diabetes. Powerful anti-oxidants relieve oxidative stress that is a cause of worsening diabetic conditions. Basil increases circulation to the kidneys, liver and adrenals to support blood sugar regulation and overall health.
Heart Health: Basil essential oil contains Vitamin A, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, and Calcium, all important to maintaining healthy heart function. It has been found to protect the heart tissue from damage from heart attacks, balances blood pressure, and lowers triglycerides and LDL (Bad) Cholesterol, as well as increasing circulation to the heart.
Bites, Stings and Snakebites: For hundreds of years, basil has been used in many countries to draw the poison from insect bites, bee, wasp, and hornet stings, using a poultice of leaves, or drops of oil. Even snakebite venom has been successfully drawn out with the use of this powerful herb. It’s said that snakes and insects avoid basil wherever it is grown.
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Common name – Basil
Botanical name – Ocimum basilicum
Botanical family - Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant part – Leaves and flowers
Extraction – Steam
Origin – France
Cultivation – Certified Organic
Zodiac Signature Oil: Gemini (A 3 in x 3 in Zodiac card (as pictured) is included with each purchase.)
Tip: Apply basil essential oil to fatigued or sore muscles and joints.
Blending: Basil is used in many blended oils, and pairs well with Bergamot, Sweet Fennel, Ginger Root, Lavender, and Lemon.