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 lifeís 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).

102 comments

Heather Holland
Heather Holland4 years ago

Thanks for the info

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Bmr Reddy
Ramu Reddy4 years ago

Thanks for the article

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Jeannette A.
Jeannette A4 years ago

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

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Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma4 years ago

Love Basil

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Peggy Miller
Peggy Miller4 years ago

Basil is such a great adaptogen.

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Penny B.
.4 years ago

Thank you.

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Ingo Schreiner
Ingo Schreiner4 years ago

great info

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susan k.
susan k4 years ago

Thanks great information

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Renee Rekceb
Renee Rekceb4 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 *_*

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a             y m.
g d c4 years ago

wow

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