Basil acts as a nerve tonic and helps with fatigue, depression, increases alertness, aids in concentration, relieves headaches, head congestion, migraines and muscular aches and pains. Basil helps regulate the menstrual cycle, reduces menstrual cramps, and can help with engorged breasts. Basil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-spasmodic and can be used as an insect repellent. Basil blends nicely with rosemary and citrus oils.
Do not use if you are pregnant or have a seizure disorder. Use sparingly on the skin because it can cause irritation.