Basil Oil

Essential Oils

Basil belongs to the herbaceous mint family. It is known for its delicacy and sweet flavor. Ocimum basilicum is the botanical name of basil. The oil extracted from this plant has a fresh, sweet and spicy aroma. It is mainly grown in the regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Basil is widely used all over the world. This plant needs plenty of sunlight, warmth and water for growth. Basil essential oil has become a popular choice in Aromatherapy. The use of basil herb for medicinal purpose is being practiced since ages. Basil is a wonderful analgesic. It works wonders in alleviating headache. Basil essential oil is a fabulous antidepressant and is also resorted to for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Well, talking about the health benefits of basil oil, it has proved to be extremely effective in curing constipation, migraine, muscle ache, rheumatism, insect bites, bronchitis, sinus congestion and colds.

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