Of the family Lamiaceae (mints), also referred to as Holy Basil or Saint Joseph's Wort. The word basil is of Greek origin meaning “king” has come to be associated with the “Feast of the Cross” and opening the mind to prayer and renewal. Originally cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes. Basil is a powerful energizer and clarifier for the body and mind.
Emotionally it can be re-energizing. Helps develop confidence in decision making particularly when there is self doubt or distrust.
Spiritually, basil oil helps us know our inner selves.
With clarity about who we are, we are able to make better choices about what we want to create in our lives. That stagnant energy becomes transformed into excitement and enthusiasm to follow and accept responsibilities for our own desires.
How to Use:
Apply to temples or on location of stings and bites. For mental fatigue, inhale and then apply to crown of head, forehead, heart and navel. May be added to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement.
Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
Properties: Antibacterial, Anticancer, Anti-Cancer (Mouth And Throat), Antidepressant, Anti-Infectious, Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Calming, Decongestant, Disinfectant, Diuretic, Restorative, Stimulant, Antioxidant
Historical Uses for Well Being: Alertness, Autism, Bites/Stings, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic colds, Chronic fatigue, Concentration, Cuts, Depression, Digestive system, Ear ache, Energy, Fever, Frozen shoulder, Hair (oily), Hepatitis, Hernia, Infertility, Insomnia, Kidney disorder, Lactation (Increase Milk Production), Malaria, Mental fatigue, Migraines (liver and gallbladder related), Mouth ulcer, Muscle spasms, Muscular Dystrophy, Ovarian cyst, Pertussis, Respiration (regulate), Schmidt, Seizures, Snake bite, Whooping-cough