More About Our Sweet Basil Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Production method: Steam distillation of the leaves
Botanical name: Occimum basilicum
Note: Sweet Basil has a sweeter and lighter aroma, even though it shares some similar properties with Holy basil. It is much more like the aroma of edible basil herb, and Holy basil is much more medicinal in aroma.
Homeopathic Properties of Sweet Basil Essential Oil
- Tonic–Blood, heart, endocrine
Internal–oral homeopathic and semi-homeopathic dosage, suppository, inhalation, diffusion
External–Topical-massage & skin applications
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Sweet basil is a linalol chemo-type basil, with a sweet smell and flavor. It is sometimes referred to as Genovese type basil. The methyl-chavricol chemo-type is referred to as Reunion basil, and the Eugenol chemo-type basil referred to as Holy Basil.
Energetically, sweet basil is a stimulator that can help us become alert and awake when we are fatigued. It is helpful for enhancing concentration and mental clarity. It has an affinity for the heart, and can help open the heart meridian and balance the energy of the heart.
It can also ease headaches, facilitate lymphatic drainage, and reduce sinus congestion from colds and viruses.
Sweet basil makes a wonderful massage oil for relieving pain and relaxing tired muscles. I find it to be especially nice for diffusion, as it is sweeter and less medicinal smelling than Holy basil.
It is also a very beneficial addition to spinal oil treatments, as basil is highly anti-viral, anti parasitic, and antibacterial. I have occasionally seen basil oils facilitate a spontaneous vertebral adjustment by applying to the spine with a hot compress for 20 minutes.
Sweet basil is one of my favorites for supporting liver regeneration as well. It makes a fine compress on the liver for this purpose; and this process can also facilitate the relief of menstrual pain or cramping.
Because it is very helpful for the adrenal glands, sweet basil can be useful for women experiencing PMS and menopause symptoms.
- Avoid during pregnancy and lactation, and with infants and very small children.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.