Basil

Basil Essential OilRelaxes Muscles and Clears the Mind!

Basil Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil (Ocimum Basilcum CT methyl chavicol) has a strong, spicy aroma and can refresh the mind, soothe the body, and help restore mental alertness during times of fatigue. When applied topically, basil can relax tired, aching muscles. Basil essential oil may also sharpen your sense of smell when inhaled and is a wonderful addition to favorite recipes that call for this herb. Basil has an approximate ORAC of 540,024 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter. Basil is one of the essential oils used in Raindrop Technique.

Basil Essential Oil Historical Data: Used extensively in traditional Asian Indian medicine, basil's name is derived from "basileum", the Greek name for king. In the 16th century, the powdered leaves were inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections. The Hindu people put basil sprigs on the chests of the dead to protect them from evil spirits. Italian women wore basil oil to attract possible suitors. It was listed in Hildegard's Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly-regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Wellness Solutions: Basil essential oil supports the muscular system in alleviating strained and sore muscles, and is immune system enhancing; also reduces mental fatigue.

Uses: Basil essential oil oxygenates cells, support the body's natural defenses and immune response such as insect bites. Basil is excellent for migraines and throat/lung infections.


Young Living's Basil has 72% metha charvicol which works great on spasmodic muscles. If the muscle doesn't relax then the nerve may be affected, so you would want to look for an oil that has Esters in, which is calming and relaxing to the nerve. For instance apply1 drop Basil, 3 Eucalyptus to the chest and it may help relax the lungs and increase the oxygen. Or you may use 3 Basil and 1 Black Pepper in the Raindrop Therapy up the spine for the anti-viral effect.

Key Constituents of Basil Essential Oil:
Methylchavicol (estragol) — 40-80%
Linalol — 10-50%
1,8 Cineole — 1-7%
Eugenol — 1-10%

Safety Precautions
  • This oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) and allowed as a Food Additive (FA) for internal consumption by the FDA.
  • Those with EPILEPSY & SEIZURES should avoid using this oil.
  • Children under 18 months and pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should NOT use this oil.
  • Children under 6 years old should not use basil as a dietary supplement.
  • Some people may find that basil oil may irritate the skin and mucous membranes and dilution may be necessary.

Basil Chemotypes
There are seven different chemotypes of basil and over 40 varieties of basil. So this is a plant you will need to know a little information when selecting Basil Essential Oils.

A Chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry. This is extremely important information, as though they may share some similar properties, they are not at all the same and are used for different purposes.

  • Ocimum Basilcum CT methyl chavicol - This plant contains strong antispasmodic properties and is grown in Reunion, Comoro, and Egypt. This is the Basil Oil used in Raindrop Technique.
  • Ocimum Basilicum CT fenchol - This plant contains antiseptic and neurotonic properties. Grown in Germany.
  • Ocimum Basilcum CT Eugenol - This plant is an anti-inflammatory and used for pain (topically). It is grown in Madagascar.
  • Ocimum Basilcum CT linol - This plant is stimulating to the liver, tonifying and antiflactulent. It has been used for depression and coronary weakness.


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