The Healing Power of Basil: Depression and More

Even though the sun is shining brightly, we can still suffer occasional bouts of depression. But this essential oil, derived from a well-known cooking herb, will really help! Not only can it lift our mood, it also relieves stress and headaches, and is reputed to improve concentration. In fact, its powers are so great, the Hindus believed it was a passport to heaven and its very name means “king.”

Find out how to use the essential oil of basil to experience relief from some of life’s ills:

For relief of depression, anxiety and stress: Use 2 or 3 drops in a diffuser. You could also add 2 or 3 drops to one ounce of carrier oil and use as a body massage oil.

To improve concentration: Put 2 or 3 drops in a diffuser.

For headaches: Put 2 or 3 drops on a hot or cold compress (depending on your preference).

By Cait Johnson, inspired by Aromatherapy for Everyone, by P.J. Pierson and Mary Shipley (Vital Health Publishing, 2004).

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Heather Holland
Heather Holland2 years ago

Thanks for the info

Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy2 years ago

Thanks for the article

Jeannette A.
Jeannette A.2 years ago

I wonder if there is a GOOD book listing this and other herb remedies.

Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma2 years ago

Love Basil

Peggy Miller
Peggy Miller2 years ago

Basil is such a great adaptogen.

Penny B.
.2 years ago

Thank you.

Ingo Schreiner
Ingo Schreiner2 years ago

great info

susan k.
susan k.2 years ago

Thanks great information

Renee Rekceb
Renee Rekceb2 years ago

Thanks for sharing *_*

Going for a walk by the beach and breathing in the fresh ocean air, also takes depressions and headaches away. Just let the wind blow through your hair. It feels really good *_*

a             y m.
g d c.2 years ago