BASIL: PROPERTIES AND USES
Basil is a stimulating and antidepressant oil which relieve mental fatigue, clears the mind,
and improves concentration. It is expectorant and antiseptic, used for all types of chest
infections, also good for congested sinuses, chronic colds, head colds and whooping cough.
The antispasmodic and carminative properties of basil help to relieve abdominal pains,
indigestion, and vomiting. It works well on tired muscles, especially in massage oil used
after hard physical work or strenuous exercise, it also eases arthritis and gout.
It is reputed to be one of the best nerve tonics among all essential oils.