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Basil Essential Oil Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

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General Name
Basil Essential Oil
English Name
Basil Essential Oil
Hindi Name
Tulsi Ka Tel

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Basil Essential Oil Cures

Highly Effective


Action of Basil Essential Oil

Nutrients in Basil Essential Oil

Taste of
Basil Essential Oil

Sweet, Pungent, Bitter,

Nature of
Basil Essential Oil


Parts Used

Leaves, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Basil Essential Oil

Avoid use during Pregnancy as it stimulate the Menstrual flow.
People suffering from Epilepsy and Cancer should avoid using this oil.
It may cause Skin Irritation.
Do not ingest the oil.
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Basil Essential Oil is extracted from the leaves and seeds of the Basil plant.
Basil Essential Oil tends to have a pale greenish color with watery consistency.
It has a warm and spicy smell and often used in aromatherapy.
It is best used to treat nervous disorders and respiratory problems.

In TCM :
Meridians associated : Heart, Lungs and Lymphatics.
Note : Green Basil is Sweet, while Purple Basil is pungent and its aftertaste is bitter.


Materia Medica for Basil Essential Oil

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Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Migraine

Basil Essential Oil is an effective herbal cure for Migraine. It relaxes the head muscles and nerves. It makes you feel better by stopping Nausea.
Inhale the aroma of Basil Essential Oil for 2 to 3 minutes.
OR : Massage the head with Basil Essential Oil for 5 to 10 minutes.

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Acne

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) is an ideal oil to cure Acne. It contains Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant effects. These effects heal the affected skin from within.
Mix 10 to 15 drops of Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) with 20 ml of water. Use it as a skin toner at bed time.

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Multiple Sclerosis

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel in India ) increases mental concentration and reduce Fatigue. It soothes the nerves and reduces the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.
Add 3 to 4 drops of Basil Essential Oil in the diffuser. It gives relief from Stress and Pain.
OR : Mix 1 to 2 drops of Basil Essential Oil in 1 teaspoon of any carrier oil ( Coconut Oil ). Apply it to the toes and feet. Gently massage for 10 to 12 minutes. Do this daily at night to reduce Fatigue due to Multiple Sclerosis.

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Arthritis

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel in India ) possesses strong Anti inflammatory property. This property helps to reduce the inflammation of the joints. It reduces the pain and swelling due to Arthritis.
Add 1 to 2 drops of Basil Essential Oil in 2 tablespoons of Carrier Oil ( Olive Oil ). Mix well. Apply it onto the affected area. Gently massage for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this twice a day for 2 to 3 weeks.

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Bronchitis

Basil Essential Oil possesses strong Antiviral and Antibacterial properties. These properties help kill harmful bacteria causing infection and inflammation. Basil Essential Oil helps to expel excessive phlegm and mucus. It treats the Fever caused due to Bronchitis.
Add 3 to 4 drops of Basil Essential Oil to any Carrier Oil. Mix well. Apply it on the chest and gently massage. Repeat this two times a day.

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Dandruff

Massage your scalp with Basil Essential Oil. Let it remain for two hours. After two hours wash your hair with regular shampoo. Repeat the process two times a week.
It is a good remedy for oily scalp, Dandruff and promotes Hair growth by stimulating the circulation.

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Ringworm

Prepare a mixture of Basil Essential Oil with Lemon juice in a ratio of 1:1. Apply on the affected areas. Repeat the process two times a day.

Basil Essential Oil ( Tulsi Ka Tel ) for Itching

Apply Basil Essential Oil over the affected area.
It provide instant relief from itching.
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Herbal Treatment For Hair Fall 3

Lavender Essential Oil prevents Hair fall and penetrates the Hair follicles. Rosemary Essential Oil helps to nourishe the Hair and Scalp. Basil Essential Oil kills the harmful bacteria and stimulates the circulation. Jojoba Oil makes the Hair shiny and strong.
Take the following Oils :
Lavender Essential Oil : 10 to 12 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil : 10 to 12 drops
Basil Essential Oil : 5 to 6 drops
Jojoba Oil : 3 to 4 tablespoon
Combine all the above Oils. Mix well. Take sufficient amount of this Oil blend. Apply to the Hair and Scalp. Gently massage for 20 to 25 minutes. Rinse off. Do this 2 to 3 times a week for two months.

Herbal Treatment For Allergy 6

The Anti inflammatory property of Basil Essential Oil reduces the inflammation and irritation in the body. It detoxifies the body and kill harmful bacteria and yeast causing Allergy. Coconut Oil boosts the metabolism and fights allergy.
Add 1 to 2 drops of Basil Essential Oil to the Soups, Salads and other dishes.
OR : Combine 7 to 8 drops of Basil Essential Oil in 1 to 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil. Apply topically to the Chest, back of the neck and temples. Gently massage daily.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 9

Mix Helichrysum oil 2 drops, Basil oil 4 drops, Cypress oil 2 drops and Wintergreen oil 1 drop in a bowl. Massage the affected area with this Oil mixture till the oil gets completely absorbed into the skin.

Herbal Treatment For Bee Stings 2

Run cold water over the affected area for 1-2 minutes, then pat dry. Apply one drop each of Basil Essential Oil followed by Peppermint Essential Oil and two drops of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) on it. Repeat the process after every one hour.
It will provide relief from Pain and Itching.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 12

Basil, Frankincense and Peppermint Essential Oil energize your mind and also help with Headache when diffused.
Diffuse this oil blend in the area where you spend most of the time.
Queries on Basil Essential Oil
Syed iftikhar
20 Jun 2016
kindly guide me how much daily amount of Basil seeds with milk or water can take per day for normal person
Second How much daily amount of basil seeds with milk for diabetic type 2 patients is required
29 Jun 2016
Dear Syed iftikhar , For normal person - Take 1 teaspoon of Basil seeds and soak it in one glass of water for 15-20 minutes. Drink the water and chew the seeds.
For type-2 diabetes - Take 1 teaspoon of Basil seeds and soak it in one glass of water for 15-20 minutes. Strain it and add the soaked seeds in one cup of unsweetened cold milk. Drink it.
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