The first thing I think of for basil is relief for COUGHING because it is highly antispasmodic, followed by headache relief and muscle cramping in general.
Current GC/MS REPORT: BAS-1003
Latin name: Ocimum basilicum ct linalol
Botanical family: Lamiaceae
Plant Part: Flowers & Leaves, Organic
Processed: steam distilled
Chemical Family: Monoterpenols
Max Dermal Use: 3.3% based on skin irritation
Safety Concerns: low risk of skin irritation
Antiemetic - reduces severity of nausea or vomiting
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs/infections
Antispasmodic – relieves spasms and cramps
Carminative – may assist in preventing gas
Cephalic – helps clear the head when focus in required
Expectorant – removes excess mucus from respiratory system
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
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We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.