BiofloreBasil essential oil - organic
This Basil, also called exotic Basil, essential oil has powerful antispasmodic and antivinfectious properties. So it soothes digestive, gastrointestinal spasms, and, toning liver, gallbladder and digestive system, it promotes light and unhindered digestion. Expectorant and mucolytic it is also useful in respiratory infections.
It is moreover antalgic and anti-inflammatory and so used to counter tendinitis, joint discomfort, rheumatism, and, alone or in synergy, it soothes muscle cramps. Exotic Basil oil is also recommended before effort because of its muscle relaxing properties. Its regenerating and tonic cutaneous action makes it also useful in cosmetics.
On the mental level it combats lethargy, nausea, promotes concentration and helps to find the right balance of things. So it is recommended to people stressed from work.
There are many varieties of basil, but exotic basil is most often used in aromatherapy. It comes from India, Vietnam, Madagascar. It's worth noting that a study was done which sets aside carcinogenic suspicion of methyl-chavicol when it is in the form of basil extract and not in pure form (http://edepot.wur.nl/121896).
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Latin name: Ocimum basilicum linaloliferum var. basilicum
Part used: aerial part
Aromatic molecules: methyl chavicol
From the over 150 types of basil around the world only some are suitable for therapeutic use. The Chinese have used basil oil to invigorate blood circulation, improving the health of the kidneys and the digestion whilst Far Eastern medicine used it in the treatment of a range of respiratory ailments. Western medicines preferred to use basil for the relief of nervous ailments, rheumatic pain and skin conditions. Current understanding of basil acknowledges the contribution of both Eastern and Western traditions and regards the herb as an effective remedy for respiratory, digestive and nervous complaints.
- powerful antispasmodic
- digestive and hepatobilary tonic
- average antibacterial
- Muscle cramps, contractions and spasms
- Arthritis, tendinitis, rheumatism
- Nausea, aerophagy, flatulence, gastrointestinal spasms
- Viral hepatitis and liver congestion, gout
- Spasmophilia anxiety, nervous sleeplessness (nervous insomnia, nervous fatigue (nervous asthenia)
Recommendations for use
- 1 drop of essential oil in virgin olive oil after meals
- Food: mix 8 drops of basil essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oill to 50 ml of virgin olive oil and you get a deliciously scented oil to accompany a series of dishes.
- 3 drops of essential oil + 5 drops of virgin hazelnut oil on the belly for digestive spasms and painful periods (several times a day).
Precautions for use
- do not use in the first 3 months of pregnancy
- skin irritation (dermocaustic) possible if used pure
- The above information is taken from serious books but should only be considered as preliminary information in a discussion with your doctor or aromatherapist.
- The vast majority of essential oils are to be used only diluted in a vegetable oil, honey or other suitable medium respecting the recommended dosages.
- When using an essential oil for the first time on the skin, always make a test on the inner sied of the elbow to make sure it does not cause any allergic reaction.
- As essential oils are volatile, sensible to UV radiation and inflammable at high temperature, it is imperative to store them in a tightly closed dark glass bottle and at a temperature between 5 °C and 40 °C.
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