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Holy basil essential oil

Eugenol is also very popular in dentistry (treatment of tooth inflammation, numbness, tooth erosion). In treatment of respiratory diseases, especially cough, Holy basil essential oil  anesthetic throat should reduce throat irritation symptoms, sore throat.

Holy basil

Ocimum basilicum, commonly called basil, sweet basil or holy basil is an annual plant of the Ocimum genus belonging to the Lamiaceae family. 

Ocimum basilicum is a perennial growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a fast rate, purple or smooth stems, usually branched from the root. Leaves have petiole, molars, reddish-brown color, feathers on both sides. Small, white or violet flowers growing into single or branched shoots with flowers growing in rounds of 5 to 6 flowers. The fruit contains black balls, when dipped in water it has white mucus surrounded. The tree smells fragrant.

Plants are native to India and China but are now grown in tropical and temperate countries of Asia, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia).

To make medicine, people just picked leaves and flowers (Herba Ocimi), dried or dried. To distill the oil, pick the whole tree, distill the fresh or distill it with distilled water.

Ingredient

Ocimum basilicum has 0.4 to 0.8% of essential oils. The oils are light yellow, aroma. The main components of the essential oils are eugenol, methyleugenol and b-caryophyllene.

Effect

According to research, eugenol oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties. It is used as a topical anesthetics, antiseptic against gangrene and tuberculosis. Gram-negative bacteria is affected by Holy basil essential oil include: Aeromonas hydrophila, Citrobacter freundii, Escherichia coli, Hafnia alvei, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella enteritidis.

Eugenol is also very popular in dentistry (treatment of tooth inflammation, numbness, tooth erosion). In treatment of respiratory diseases, especially cough, Holy basil essential oil  anesthetic throat should reduce throat irritation symptoms, sore throat. With anti-inflammatory effect, Holy basil essential oil also reduce the risk of respiratory infections such as inflammation, bronchitis, ...

According to oriental medicine, Holy basil is pungent, warm. It is often used for colds, fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, cramps. Use 6-12g of decoction each day.

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