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The Amazing Benefits Of Sweet Basil

With the colds and flu season well on its way and everyone’s immune system that seems to be taking a knock, it’s always a good idea to have some extra protection in your artillery.
Sweet basil oil is known to have some amazing properties.

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider using sweet basil oil to naturally improve your health:

  1. Sweet basil is antibacterial and antifungal! Basil oil has antimicrobial activity that fights a wide range of foodborne bacteria, yeasts, and even mold. Add some basil oil to a spray bottle and use it to wipe down counters, or even better yet, wash your fresh fruit produce in a basil oil and water solution to kill germs and prevent illnesses caused by germs found on fresh produce.
  2. Sweet basil oil can provide natural constipation relief. Add one or two drops of sweet basil oil to warm water or tea; you’ll be feeling better in no time!
  3. Often used for arthritic pain, wounds, sprains, and headaches, basil oil is an analgesic and provides effective relief from pain.
  4. This essential oil helps detoxify the body of bacteria, viruses and fights inflammation, pain and fatigue. Simply add one or two drops to a steam bath. Alternately, make your own homemade vapor rub with eucalyptus oil and basil oils, and rub it into your chest to open nasal passages.
  5. Similar to citronella and thyme oil, the volatile oils found in basil make a good, natural mosquito repellent to prevent those nasty bug bites. Just add a few drops into a fragrance free aqueous cream and massage into the skin as needed.

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