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Basil belongs to the Ocimum species derived from the Greek which means to smell. Also called a sacred plant, basil has been used as a medicine since the time of the Phoenicians, who attributed magical properties to it.
In Hindu religions and Ayurvedic practices, holy basil, tulsi, is revered, considered the elixir of life and is used to promote healthy sexual function and an optimistic mood.
Although we love basil essential oil we rarely use it pure. Usually, we enjoy its benefits as part of a synergistic blend supported by other essential oils, but with  beware, basil can easily dominate a blend. The compounds extracted from leaves, stems and flowers, after steam distillation, are much stronger and more efficient than those found in dried leaves or even fresh leaves.

Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum

Part of the Plant: Leaves, flowers and buds

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Aromatic Description: delicate, fresh, spicy-sweet and slightly balsamic aroma

Main chemical components: Linalool, Eugenol, 1,8-Cineole (eucalyptol)



One of the main benefits of dōTERRA Basil Essential Oil is its ability to help fight the effects of free radicals by protecting the structure of DNA and cells. Basil contains two important water-soluble flavonoid antioxidants that help protect the white blood cells responsible for immune function, as well as the cellular structures where DNA is stored.


It is inspiringon the nervous system, in addition to carrying out a antidepressant action, promoting relaxation. The essential oil of basil is indicated in case of mental fatigue, it can also be used to counteract the anxiety, insomnia and stress.


Rebalancing for the intestinal flora: taken 2 drops in a teaspoon of honey, it is used to restore the optimal microbiological and physiological conditions of the bacterial flora; and to protect it from acid fermentation or from infectious attacks by fungi, yeasts and enterobacteria Gram (-).

Decongestant if inhaled, it helps to open the congested airways, thins and helps expectorate the phlegm, in case of asthma, flu, cold, bronchitis and sinusitis. A few diluted drops in the nose help to recover the loss of smell (anosmia).

Outstanding antibacterial properties: natural antibiotic that helps fight infections. Very effective and often used for fever relief by Ayurvedic medicine professionals.

Antiseptic: due to its antimicrobial properties it is used in the treatment of flu, infectious diseases and in affections of the urinary tract, such ascystitisfrom coliforms.

Analgesic: in the symptomatic treatment of joint pain due togout, arthritis, headache, the essential oil of basil can be used as an anti-inflammatory in case of edema and blood congestion.

Digestive: effective in solving difficult digestions, it helps reduce the abdominal bloating, thanks to its carminative action; while the antispathic properties play an important role in counteracting spasms and menstrual cramps.

Insect repellent: if widespread in environments, it is a very effective remedy against mosquitoes and to prevent annoying insect bites and stings.

The benefits of basil include the ability to help prevent dangerous platelet clumping, the clumping of blood platelets that can form a clot within the arteries

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How to use

Diffusion: pour 3 to 5 drops into the diffuser, inhale the aroma directly from the bottle

Topical use: can be applied pure. For particularly sensitive skin, dilute with coconut fractionated oil

Internal use: take in capsules or use as a flavoring in the kitchen

Warnings:  Use only diluted. Basil essential oil is not recommended for women inpregnancyand during lactation. Keep out of the eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.

Primary uses: amenorrhea, bee and wasp stings, insect and spider bites and stings, wounds, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, viral hepatitis, scarring, chronic fatigue, hiatus hernia, migraine, oral ulcers, ovarian cyst, mental fatigue, hair greasy / greasy, scarring

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