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Benefits of Basil Oil And Its Side Effects

Known as the ‘Queen of Herbs’, Basil is a plant with medicinal as well as culinary properties. It is an incomparable herb which not only has admirable benefits for beauty but to the health as well. People use it as greens or its oil. The basil oil has a sharp minty smell which has warming effects. It helps in proper digestion, hair growth, reduce mouth ulcers, aid in earache and improve skin dulling. Basil oil is popular due to its anti-infectious and antispasmodic nature. It also has anti-oxidants. Pregnant ladies use the basil essential oil to nurse their babies.

Benefits of Basil Oil And Its Side Effects

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Basil Oil
Nutritional Value of Basil Oil
Health Benefits of Basil Oil
Helps in promoting hair growth
Reduces skin issues
Helps in correcting the digestion
Reduces grease of hair
Lowers stress level
Soothes mouth ulcers
Treats earache
Have cosmetic benefits
Treat all types of bodily infections
Reduces asthmatic attack
Helps in alleviating pain
Relieves cough & cold
Uses of Basil Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Basil Oil
Origin And Cultivation of Basil Oil

Basil Oil

Basil’s scientific name is Ocimum Basilicum. It also is known as Saint Joseph’s Wroth. It is a herb belonging to the mint family and is a native plant of India. It is also found in many parts of Asia, mainly the tropical areas. If the features of the plant are taken into consideration, then depending upon different varieties grown in various parts of the world, all these varieties have leaves smelling-like anise and often give a strong and pungent smell.
In Italy, it is the main part of Italian cuisine, because of the strong smell it has. It makes an integral ingredient of the popular pasta sauce- Pesto Sauce. Other countries where basil is commonly included in food are Indonesian cuisine, Vietnamese Cuisine, and Thai Cuisine. But, it is not at all limited to the culinary world; it has a great importance in medicinal uses too. Mostly, the Basil Oil is used as an essential o¬il.

Nutritional Value of Basil Oil

Basil Oil is rich in Vitamins and minerals which are essential for the human body. It has dietary fiber (1.6g), Energy (22 kilocalorie), Carbohydrates (2.65g), Fat (0.64g), Protein (3.15g) Water (92.06g), Vitamin A (264micrograms), Thiamine (0.034micrograms), Riboflavin (0.076milligrams), Niacin (0.902milligrams), Vitamin B6 (0.155micrograms), Folate (68micrograms), Choline (11.4milligrams), Vitamin C (18.0milligrams), Vitamin E (0.80milligrams), Vitamin K (414.8micrograms), Calcium (177milligrams), Iron (3.17milligrams), Magnesium (64milligrams), Manganese (1.148milligrams), Phosphorus (56 milligrams), Potassium (295milligrams), Sodium (4milligrams) and Zinc (0.81milligrams). This oil has a huge list of nutritional values. People can also use this oil in health conditions such as, reducing inflammation, treating cardiovascular diseases etc.

Health Benefits of Basil Oil

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Basil Oil
Health Benefits of Basil Oil

Helps in promoting hair growth

Basil oil being a natural stimulant by itself, the oil helps in promoting blood circulation in the tips of hair. This helps in increasing the hair growth and also. Other oils such as, Rosemary and Lavender in combination with basil oil can do miracles to the hair.

Reduces skin issues

Basil oil is just provides nutrition for the dull skin. If the skin is massaged gently with basil oil, it makes the skin glow. If there is any symptom of infection, acne, and hyperpigmentation, the oil may help to treat it too.

Helps in correcting the digestion

Mint oil is very popular for relieving constipation, stomach cramps, flatulence, and indigestion. The oil can be like a tonic for bad digestion; bowel pain can also be alleviated. The colic qualities of this oil make it capable of relieving the gas from the stomach and reducing pain during bowel.

Reduces grease of hair

Hair becomes greasy due to pollution in the air and other factors. However, there is a solution to this greasy hair by using basil oil. A drop mixed in the regular shampoo used can cleanse the grease of the hair and can make it silky and shiny.

Lowers stress level

Basil oil is great for relieving stress, fatigue, depression and nervousness. In many cases, it helps in relieving melancholy by calming the mood. Its aroma is enough to do miracle for uplifting the mood.

Soothes mouth ulcers

Basil oil has properties that help soothe ulcers and for better results, basil oil has to be applied 2 to 3 times in a day. People can also chew on basil leaves if the oil is not available.

Treats earache

A drop of basil oil would help to reduce the pain from earache. Simply massaging the ached area with basil oil will do wonders. However, make sure that the oil does not enter the ears, as this may cause problems

Have cosmetic benefits

The oil from this tropical herb is primarily known for its benefits towards dull-skin. Massaging the skin with basil oil helps to rejuvenate and bring a glow to the skin. It not just brings a glow into the skin, but also treats acne and other skin related issues. Sometimes basil oil is also used for purifying blood toxin, treating acne, lightening the skin tone and treating skin diseases. In many cases, it is also known for treating any ringworm infection.

Treat all types of bodily infections

Basil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. An infection to the bladder, skin, wound or cut, the use of basil oil will treat everything. Studies have shown that it is also good for treating virus infections.

Reduces asthmatic attack

As per anecdotal evidence, basil and its essential oil are known for relieving asthmatic attacks. It helps in treating the respiratory disorders by improving respiration and reducing congestion.

Helps in alleviating pain

Basil essential oil contains analgesic properties and hence, it helps in relieving pain. Pain related to arthritis, burns, injuries, bruises, and wounds can be easily alleviated with the help of basil oil.

Relieves cough & cold

Basil oil is anti-spasmodic in nature, which helps in curing cough and cold which are associated with fever. It is best known to treat whooping cough systems and treating influenza.

Uses of Basil Oil

Basil leaves, though used for culinary purposes, are also well known for their medicinal purposes. The essential oil of basil is only used for medicinal purposes. It is also used to soothe joint and muscle pains, clear breathing passages, cool the skin, and reduce the felling of anxiety. There are many other benefits for which the oil is commonly used. Some of the most prominent uses are calming down of mind and heart, relieving stress, reduction of fatigue etc.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Basil Oil

Usually, basil is safe for adults, but there could be side effects if not used properly. It is believed that parts above the ground are unsafe if taken by mouth; the same is applicable for basil oil too. It possesses a chemical called Estragole, which can even cause cancer. Some side effects of basil oil include bleeding disorders, low blood pressure, and lowering the speed of blood clots.

Origin And Cultivation of Basil Oil

Usually, basil is safe for adults, but there could be side effects if not used properly. It is believed that parts above the ground are unsafe if taken by mouth; the same is applicable for basil oil too. It possesses a chemical called Estragole, which can even cause cancer. Some side effects of basil oil include bleeding disorders, low blood pressure, and lowering the speed of blood clots.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have a headache for 2 day but nothing is well right now. I will take some medicine but it do not work. And out side atmosphere is not good as well its raining and I like rain. But I can not go to enjoy the rain. Because of the headache. So wt can I do. Pls give ans.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
1. Ginger ginger can help reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, thus providing relief from a headache. Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice. Consume it once or twice a day. Another option is to apply a paste of one teaspoon of dry ginger powder, also called sonth, and two tablespoons of water on the forehead for a few minutes. You can also boil ginger powder or raw ginger in water, and inhale the vapor. Chew one or two pieces of crystallized ginger candy. 2. Mint juice menthol and menthone are the primary components of mint which are very effective in alleviating headaches. Extract mint juice from a handful of mint leaves and apply it on forehead and temples to treat headache. You can also place mint tea compresses on the forehead to relieve discomfort. Along with mint juice, corainder juice is also effective in treating headaches. 3. Peppermint oil peppermint contains menthol that helps open up clogged blood vessels that cause headaches. It also has calming and soothing effects. Mix three drops of peppermint essential oil in one tablespoon of almond oil, olive oil or just water. Massage your forehead and temples with it. Or, you can put crushed fresh peppermint leaves on your forehead. Alternatively, you can prepare a steam treatment by adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a small pot of boiling water. Inhale the steam for a few minutes. 4. Basil basil works as a muscle relaxant, making it a helpful treatment for mild headaches caused by tense muscles. Plus, it has calming and analgesic effects. Put three or four fresh basil leaves in a cup of boiling water and let it simmer for a few minutes. Optionally, add a little honey and then sip the tea slowly. You can also boil one tablespoon of basil leaves or a few drops of basil oil to a pot of boiling water and carefully lean over the pot to take in the steam. Alternatively, chew some fresh basil leaves or massage your forehead with basil oil mixed with a base oil. 5. Lavender oil simply smelling the soothing scent of lavender essential oil can be of great help in relieving tension headaches. Research suggests that it can also help improve migraine symptoms. Put a few drops of lavender essential oil on a tissue and inhale it. You can also add two drops of lavender oil to two cups of boiling water and inhale the steam. Another option is to mix two or three drops of lavender essential oil in one tablespoon of carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil and massage your forehead with it. Note: do not take lavender oil orally. 6. Ice pack the cold from ice helps reduce inflammation that contributes to headaches. Plus, it has a numbing effect on the pain. Applying an ice pack to the back of your neck can give you relief from a migraine headache. You can also place a washcloth dipped in ice-cold water over your head for five minutes. Repeat the process several times. Alternatively, you can use a bag of frozen vegetables as a cold compress. Within half an hour you will feel some relief.

I haven't been slept for two days ,am suffering from headache, I have tried all home remedies can you tell me what I should do?

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Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hello, avoid stress n take 7=8 hours sleep do some exercise n mediation drink home made pomegranate (dadim) juice n soup for fast result nervocin drops - 25 drops 4 times a day if constipation n monthly period issue then solve asap.

I'm suffering from headache, because of this I am not concentrate on my studies, please give some suggestions to recover from headache?

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
1. Ginger Ginger can help reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, thus providing relief from a headache. •Mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice. Consume it once or twice a day. •Another option is to apply a paste of one teaspoon of dry ginger powder, also called sonth, and two tablespoons of water on the forehead for a few minutes. •You can also boil ginger powder or raw ginger in water, and inhale the vapor. •Chew one or two pieces of crystallized ginger candy. 2. Mint Juice Menthol and menthone are the primary components of mint which are very effective in alleviating headaches. Extract mint juice from a handful of mint leaves and apply it on forehead and temples to treat headache. You can also place mint tea compresses on the forehead to relieve discomfort. Along with mint juice, corainder juice is also effective in treating headaches. 3. Peppermint Oil Peppermint contains menthol that helps open up clogged blood vessels that cause headaches. It also has calming and soothing effects. •Mix three drops of peppermint essential oil in one tablespoon of almond oil, olive oil or just water. Massage your forehead and temples with it. Or, you can put crushed fresh peppermint leaves on your forehead. •Alternatively, you can prepare a steam treatment by adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a small pot of boiling water. Inhale the steam for a few minutes. 4. Basil Basil works as a muscle relaxant, making it a helpful treatment for mild headaches caused by tense muscles. Plus, it has calming and analgesic effects. •Put three or four fresh basil leaves in a cup of boiling water and let it simmer for a few minutes. Optionally, add a little honey and then sip the tea slowly. •You can also boil one tablespoon of basil leaves or a few drops of basil oil to a pot of boiling water and carefully lean over the pot to take in the steam. •Alternatively, chew some fresh basil leaves or massage your forehead with basil oil mixed with a base oil. 5. Lavender Oil Simply smelling the soothing scent of lavender essential oil can be of great help in relieving tension headaches. Research suggests that it can also help improve migraine symptoms. •Put a few drops of lavender essential oil on a tissue and inhale it. You can also add two drops of lavender oil to two cups of boiling water and inhale the steam. •Another option is to mix two or three drops of lavender essential oil in one tablespoon of carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil and massage your forehead with it. Note: Do not take lavender oil orally. 6. Ice Pack The cold from ice helps reduce inflammation that contributes to headaches. Plus, it has a numbing effect on the pain. •Applying an ice pack to the back of your neck can give you relief from a migraine headache. •You can also place a washcloth dipped in ice-cold water over your head for five minutes. Repeat the process several times.
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Basil Oil (Tulsi ka Tel) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - तुलसी के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Basil Oil (Tulsi ka Tel) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - तुलसी के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान

तुलसी के पौधे का औषधीय महत्त्व काफी ज्यादा है. पुरे विश्व में तुलसी से कई तरह के औषधियों का निर्माण किया जा रहा है. जिसमें तुलसी के पत्तों से प्राप्त तुलसी का तेल भी शामिल है. तुलसी का तेल भारत,मध्य एशिया, दक्षिण-पूर्व एशिया और यूरोप में काफी प्रचलित है. कई जगह तो इससे सलाद और पास्ता भी बनाकर खाया जाता है. तुलसी के तेल के फायदे और नुकसान को जानना भी आवश्यक है. ताकि आप इसका सही तरीके से इस्तेमाल कर सकें.

1. संक्रमण के उपचार में
कई प्रकार के संक्रमणों जैसे कि मूत्राशय संक्रमण, कटने से संक्रमण, त्वचा संक्रमण घाव संक्रमण आदि के उपचार के लिए तुलसी का तेल काफी उपयोगी है. इसका इस्तेमाल हम वायरल संक्रमण के उपचर में भी कर सकते हैं.
2. पाचन को दुरुस्त करने में
तुलसी के तेल में वायुनाशी गुण की मौजूदगी होने के कारण आप इसके उपयोग से अपच, कब्ज, पेट फूलने और ऐंठन जैसी समस्याओं से निजात पा सकते हैं. गैस और आँतों के दर्द को भी दूर करने में ये महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है.
3. उल्टी रोकने में
मॉर्निंग सिकनेस का मुख्य लक्षण है उल्टी. आँखों के लिए भी इसका इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है. उल्टी या मतली को दूर करने में तुलसी के तेल की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका होती है. इसके इस्तेमाल से आप उल्टी की समस्या स एनिजात पा सकते हैं.
4. जुकाम से दिलाए राहत
सर्दी जुकाम में भी आप तुलसी के तेल का उपयोग कर सकते हैं. इसके अलावा ये इन्फ्लुएंजा और सर्दी से जुड़े बुखार के उपचार में भी काफी उपयोगी है. काली खांसी के इलाज के लिए भी इसका इस्तेमाल किया जाता है.
5. खुजली के उपचार में
किसी कीड़े के काटने या सांप के डंक के कारण हो रही खुजली को दूर करने का सर्वोत्तम तरीका है तुलसी का तेल. इससे आप इस तरह के खुजली का बेहतर उपचार कर सकते हैं. आम तौर पर होने वाली खुजली के लिए भी इसका उपयोग किया जा सकता है.
6. अस्थमा के उपचार में
अस्थमा जैसी समस्याओं को दूर करने में भी तुलसी के तेल की भूमिका होती है. इसके आलावा ब्रोंकाइटिस और साइनस संक्रमणों के इलाज में भी तुलसी के तेल का इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है. श्वसन संबंधी समस्याओं को भी इससे दूर किया जा सकता है.
7. तनाव दूर करने में
तुलसी के तेल के सेवन से आप सिरदर्द, मानसिक थकान, उदासी, तनाव और अवसाद जैसी समस्याओं का भी उपचार कर सकते हैं. क्योंकि ये मानसिक शक्ति प्रदान करने के साथ ही रक्त परिसंचरण में सुधार करता है.
8. बालों के लिए
बालों की कई समस्याओं से निजत में तुलसी के तेल की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है. रुसी, सूखे बाल, और खुजली से परेशान हैं तो नारियल के तेल के साथ तुलसी के तेल को मिलाकर इस्तेमाल करने से राहत मिलेगी.
9. दर्द में लाभकारी
तुलसी के तेल का इस्तेमाल पेन किलर के लिए भी किया जा सकता है. इसमें चोटों, मोच, गठिया, घावों, और अन्य समस्याओं को दूर करने में इसकी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है. जले हुए स्थान पर भी इसे लगाया जा सकता है.
10. किल-मुंहासों को दूर करने में
तुलसी के तेल, गुलाबजल, चन्दन पाउडर और नींबू के रस के इस्तेमाल से बने फेसपैक की सहायता से आप बार-बार निकलने वाले मुंहासों से बच सकते हैं. इसका इस्तेमाल आप त्वचा पर मालिश करने के लिए भी कर सकते हैं. इससे त्वचा सुन्दर दिखती है.

तुलसी के तेल का नुकसान

  • जिनका रक्तचाप कम है वो इसका इस्तेमाल न करें क्योंकि ये रक्तचाप को कम करता है.
  • गर्भवती महिलाओं और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं को भी इसके इस्तेमाल से बचना चाहिए.
  • सर्जरी के दौरान भी इसका इस्तेमाल नहीं करना चाहिए क्योंकि ये रक्तस्त्राव को बढाता है.
     
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Home Remedies For Itching

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Home Remedies For Itching

Home remedies for itching

1. Baking soda

  • Baking soda can cleanse the skin. It can be used in different ways to get rid of general and localized itch.
  • Add one cup of baking soda to the warm bathing water.
  • Soak your body in this water for at least 30 minutes
  • Pat dry the skin
  • For localized itching, make a paste of the three parts of baking soda with one part of water and apply to the affected area.

2. Lemon juice

  • Lemon juice acts as a cleanser and also has antiseptic properties. This can reduce the itching and prevent any infections of the skin.
  • Extract the juice from lemon.
  • Apply it directly on the affected area.
  • If you have scratched the skin this will cause a burning sensation, but it will heal the scratches and scars faster.

3. Essential oils

  • The itching of the skin caused by the dryness of the skin and some fungal infections can be easily removed using essential oils. Some of the essential oils such as lavender oil, rosemary oil, basil oil, clove oil, chamomile oil have anti- inflammatory and soothing properties which will alleviate the irritations.
  • Add essential oils to the bathing water.
  • Instead you can directly apply it on to the skin and wash it off after 30 minutes.

4. Olive, sesame or almond oil

  • These oils reduce the dryness of the skin and relieve you from the itch caused by dry and flaky skin. This remedy will be extremely helpful in winter season.
  • Heat any of these oils and apply to the whole body or to the particular areas as required.

5. Coconut oil

  • This remedy will be extremely useful for night time itch. Coconut oil has antiseptic properties and it also moisturizes the skin.
  • Soak your body in warm water for 20 minutes.
  • Pat dry the skin and apply a thick layer of coconut oil on the dry skin areas.
  • Cover the areas with warm clothes and go to bed
  • You will be having an itch free-sleep at night and your skin will look very fresh the next day.

6. Apple cider vinegar

  • This remedy can relieve you from itching more effectively.
  • Apply vinegar using a cotton ball to the affected areas
  • Add 2-3 cups of vinegar in the bathtub and soak your body for 15-20 minutes.

7. Aloe vera

  • Aloe vera gel can moisturize the skin and hydrate it. It will protect your skin from any infections.
  • Take the gel out of the fresh leaf of aloe vera and apply to the itchy skin
  • Let it dry for some time and wash it off with lukewarm water.

8. Honey and milk

  • Honey has anti microbial property and milk has anti inflammatory property. Honey and milk moisturizes the skin as well.
  • Make a mixture of milk and honey using equal quantities.
  • Dip a washcloth in this mixture and apply to the affected areas of the skin

9. Beeswax

  • This remedy will be very effective for people suffering from itching due to psoriasis or eczema.
  • Mix honey, olive oil and melted beeswax.
  • Apply this mixture to the itchy areas of the skin when it is warm.
  • Repeat the remedy till you get relief from itching.

10. Mint

  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of menthol in it. Mint also has antiseptic properties
  • Boil 1 cup of mint leaves in 2cups of water
  • Allow the mixture to cool and strain it
  • Apply this mint tea to the affected areas of the skin

11. Basil

  • The eugenol present in basil has anesthetic properties which help to relieve itching.
  • Prepare a brew of the basil leaves and water
  • Allow the preparation to cool and apply to the itchy skin

12. Cold compress

  • This is an easy way to reduce itching caused by bites or stings
  • Apply ice pack or washcloth containing ice to the itchy areas

13. Witch hazel

  • This astringent cleanses the skin and reduces itching.
  • Boil the bark of witch hazel in water and apply the cold mix to the skin
  • You can also use the witch hazel in the astringent form available from drugstore.

14. Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal works as exfoliate and removes the dead skin cells.
  • Add 2 cups of oatmeal to the bath water.
  • Soak the body in this water or 15- 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water after rubbing the skin.

15. Vaseline or petroleum jelly

  • Petroleum jelly helps to prevent itching caused by the dryness of the skin. Vaseline coating helps to hold the moisture within the skin.
  • Take a bath in hot water using mild soap.
  • When the skin is damp apply the vaseline.

Are you suffering from any kind of itching sensation? what are you waiting for? stop scratching and try any of the above given home remedies to get rid of itching. Find out which method will be most suitable for you to get relief from the itch.

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Best Oils For Health!

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General Physician, Gorakhpur
Best Oils For Health!

There are many essential oils that have positive effects on your skin, including lavender, ylang ylang, juniper, chamomile, neroli, jojoba, frankincense, rosehip seed and juniper berry essential oils, among others. Offering a huge range of antioxidant, anti-aging, astringent, moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, each of these oils has a different composition of active ingredients, giving them a unique set of benefits for your skin!

List of best essential oils to stop acne and improve your skin

1. Frankincense oil – this ancient essential oil has numerous antioxidants that can improve skin elasticity, while also reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and blemishes. It can also stimulate the growth of new cells, speeding up the repair process for damaged or inflamed areas of skin.

2. Jojoba oil – with high levels of vitamin e, vitamin b, copper and zinc, this essential oil is excellent for moisturizing the skin and stimulating healing. Vitamin e is a common ingredient in many different products, and functions as an antioxidant, removing signs of aging, such as wrinkles, blemishes and age spots, while also forming a natural layer of oil that locks in moisture.

3. Tea tree oil – the antimicrobial and antibacterial nature of tea tree oil makes it an excellent essential oil for eliminating acne symptoms and improving the appearance of your body’s largest organ. A great deal of research has been done on the subject, and it shows that patient using tea tree oil have much lower occurrences of acne breakouts and the existing lesions from past acne breakouts can be notably reduced by using this powerful oil.

4. Ylang ylang oil – to stimulate the growth of new cells, applying ylang ylang oil to irritated or inflamed skin is a quick and effective remedy. This oil is also excellent for combating acne, given its antibacterial nature, which can eliminate the bacteria that causes overproduction of sebum.

5. Juniper oil – with an ability to detoxify the body and speed healing time for wounds and irritation, juniper oil is one of the best essential oils for your skin. Many people choose to apply juniper oil to bumps or uneven areas of their body, as well as patches of cellulite, as the active ingredients can clear out the toxins that cause those conditions.

6. Clary sage oil – acne may be caused by bacteria within the sebaceous glands, but it is also known as an inflammatory condition. As such, clary sage oil is an ideal remedy, given its high concentration of anti-inflammatory compounds, such as linalyl acetate. This essential oil can also control oil production, leaving your skin ph more balanced and giving a cleaner, healthier look.

7. lavender oil: this popular essential oil tackles the problem of acne in a few different ways. First of all, lavender oil is known to reduce stress, and there is a proven connection between stress levels and acne on the face. Furthermore, lavender oil is packed with antioxidants and antiseptic properties, so it can quickly neutralize the bactSweet basil oil – eria causing your acne symptoms, preventing the excess sebum production and addressing the problem at the root.

8. Rosehip seed oil: as a natural cleanser, few things are better than rosehip seed oil. Due to the high concentration of natural vitamin a, this oil can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, clear up blemishes and age spots, and stimulate collagen production and the growth of new cells. Furthermore, rosehip seed oil can tighten up the skin and improve elasticity, giving you a more youthful look.

9. Juniper berry oil – powerful antibacterial compounds found within this essential oil, namely alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, can quickly seek out and destroy the bacteria that is causing your acne symptoms. Known to eliminate skin infections very quickly, and reduce inflammation and redness, this oil should be on your shopping list if acne is a common issue you face.

10. Sandalwood oil – our skin is exposed to the natural elements and pollutants more than any other organ in the body, so the repair of skin cells is a constant process. Sandalwood oil can speed this process by stimulating the production of new cells, while also smoothing the surface of the skin and limiting signs of aging.

Essential oils for dry skin and skin tags

While many of the oils outlined above can help with skin health, the following are specifically recommended for dry skin and skin tags. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things, including irritating clothing, harsh soaps or conditioners, certain medications, and as a side effect of other medical conditions. Skin tags, on the other hand, are small, soft growths that usually occur on the groin, armpits, eyelids, beneath breast folds, neck and upper chest. These tags are caused by collagen and blood vessels bunching up beneath another piece of thicker skin. They usually occur in a person’s middle ages, but they can develop earlier, primarily where skin rubs against skin.

1. Myrrh oil – when the skin dries out, it can become cracked or chapped, which can cause painful irritation and open you up to infection. Not only can myrrh oil protect you from any infections or pathogens that could enter the body through the skin, but it also helps to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration. It can also help to heal sun damage quickly, which can make your skin even drier.

2. Orange oil – this essential oil is a natural moisturizing agent, meaning that it can prevent the body from losing excess moisture, while also delivering rejuvenating antioxidants and organic acids deep into the skin layers, protecting cell integrity and making it harder for your flesh to dry out.

3. Grapeseed oil – high in antioxidants and capable of regulating the oil production of the skin, grapeseed oil is the perfect essential oil if you are constantly experiencing dry skin. By boosting the ability of the body to retain its moisture, while also providing a barrier to prevent excess moisture loss, this oil can keep your skin supple and soft, even as you age.

4. Neroli oil – with powerful antioxidant and circulation-stimulating properties, neroli oil is great for eliminating skin tags and preventing them from returning. The flow of blood to the top layers of the skin can eliminate toxins and result in the growth of new cells, which helps to even out lumps and tags.

5. Oregano oil – boasting strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties, oregano oil can help heal skin tags within a few weeks of use. It will stimulate blood flow and promote detoxification, which can often cause the flesh to even out, thus reducing the appearance of unsightly tags.

6. Sweet basil oil – with antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, sweet basil oil has been directly linked to the reduction of these tags. If you regularly apply this oil to the skin tags, they will eventually fall off, or flatten out and disappear.

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Anxiety And Depression

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression affects countless people around the world, some in more serious ways than others. Using essential oils for anxiety and depression has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, and remains a popular treatment to this day.

While stress is a natural part of life, and can often help our bodies prepare for different situations, anxiety can often become pervasive, changing your outlook on life. Stress and anxiety can increase inflammation, put strain on the immune system, and lead to oxidative stress and chronic disease. It can also negatively impact the stability of your personal, emotional, professional and social lives. And depression can cause you to lose interest in beloved activities, have poor sleeping habits, lose weight, and disengage from the outside world.

While many people think of anxiety as being a result of worry in our lives, it can also be caused by environmental factors, genetics, chemical changes in the brain and medical side effects. Similarly, depression is characterized by major changes in hormone and chemical levels in the brain and body, in conjunction with life events, grief, medical conditions and genetics. Using essential oils for anxiety and depression can help to alter that brain chemistry, promote the balance of hormones, and improve overall mood and attitude, thanks to their sedative, soothing, stimulating, energizing and detoxifying properties.

Best essential oils for anxiety and depression

Some of the most popular essential oils for anxiety and depression include rose, vetiver, ylang ylang, lavender, bergamot, basil, lemon, frankincense, chamomile, patchouli, clary sage, jasmine, peppermint, valerian root and geranium oils, among others.

Frankincense oil

This powerful essential oil is often used in aromatherapy practices for improving meditation and clearing the mind of anxiety and worry. It also helps to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate, which can provide a feeling of calm during an anxiety attack.

How to use - Topically apply a few drops of this oil to the back of your neck, or mix this oil into a room diffuser or aromatherapy machine.

Valerian root oil

One of the common side effects of anxiety is tension in the stomach, cramping and indigestion. Valerian root oil can not only improve your mental state, but also soothe the stomach and stop the cycle of anxiety in its tracks. It is also a sedative, which can help with any symptoms of insomnia you may be experiencing as a result of anxiety.

How to use – external use of this oil is quite popular, particularly for sprinkling on the pillow before you go to sleep, allowing you to inhale the aromatic compounds all night.

Chamomile oil

To instill a sense of calmness in the body and mind, many people turn to chamomile oil, as it can settle feelings of restlessness that often accompany depression. This oil can elevate your mood, simply by inhaling it, and will also reduce sleeplessness, another common side effect of depression.

How to use – you can inhale chamomile oil straight from the bottle to soothe your nervous system, or you can add a few drops to a room diffuser.

Lemon oil

The active components of lemon oil have been directly connected to a boost to cognitive energy. When you are in the throes of an anxiety or depressive episode, this oil can clear away the mental fog, giving your purpose and clarity, and boosting mood by increasing energy levels in the body through elevated circulation.

How to use – you can mix a few drops of lemon oil in a glass of warm water to induce a sense of focused calm, or you can add the lemon oil to your bathwater and re-set your mood.

Basil oil

This is one of the most versatile essential oils for anxiety and depression, as it can reduce inflammation in the body, stimulate the immune system, boost energy, lower blood pressure and reduce feelings of fatigue or despondency. For someone suffering from anxiety-induced depression, basil oil is a comprehensive remedy for all related symptoms.

How to use – adding a few drops of this oil to a pot of steaming water and then breathing in deeply can deliver the powerful aromatic compounds directly to the parts of your brain that need them. Using this oil in a room diffuser is also effective.

Vetiver oil

This powerful natural oil is not the most common, but it does interact directly with the central nervous system as a tonic, helping to regulate nervous system function, reducing panic and hypersensitivity. This is crucial for people suffering from chronic anxiety.

How to use – this oil is often combined with rose or lavender oil and then applied to the wrists, just a few drops on each. This can let the oil quickly enter your bloodstream and provide a pleasant, uplifting smell all day.

Rsoe oil

This popular oil has a number of stimulating properties, capable of elevating blood pressure, increasing mood and balancing hormone levels in the body. This can rapidly impact feelings of depression, while also countering anxiety by releasing dopamine and serotonin into the bloodstream.

How to use – this oil is popular in aromatherapy and room diffusers, as a few inhalations can start to boost energy levels. You can also apply a few drops to the back of your neck or wrists.

Lavender oil

With its sedative and soothing qualities, lavender oil can help to lower blood pressure and moderate symptoms of anxiety, while also regulating hormones to reduce mood swings and periods of depression. Lavender also has anti-inflammatory properties when inhaled, which can reduce pain and chronic discomfort, which often leads to long-term anxiety.

How to use – putting a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow can induce sound sleep and leave you feeling rested in the morning, with a positive attitude and balanced hormones.

Patchouli oil

Research has shown that the aromatic compounds in patchouli oil are able to stimulate the release of dopamine and serotonin, which can quickly flood the body and replace feelings of sadness or despondency with hope and happiness. The sedative and analgesic properties can also promote healthy, pain-free sleep, which can further help avoid depressive episodes.

How to use – the pleasant, unmistakeable aroma of patchouli oil makes it a favorite for room diffusers, as it can help to keep your mood elevated and optimistic all day. Applying a few drops to the back of the neck is also a popular remedy.

Ylang ylang oil

Studies have shown that ylang ylang oil can reduce blood pressure and slow the release of adrenaline within the body, helping it counter panic attacks and reduce overall stress hormones in the body. It also has sedative properties that can aid sleep disorders and insomnia, which are common side effects of depression.

How to use – topically applying a combination of ylang ylang oil and a carrier oil (coconut or almond) to your skin as a massage oil or chest rub is an excellent way to deliver the active ingredients and see rapid results.

Bergamot oil

This oil can stimulate blood flow and circulation, and some of its active ingredients are even used in antidepressant medications. It is commonly praised for being able to clear the mind, invigorate the senses and provide relaxation for an overactive nervous system, in the case of anxiety.

How to use – you can add this oil to a room diffuser or topically apply it to the neck, stomach, hands or feet, where it can be readily absorbed.

Jasmine oil

This is a highly valued oil for its ability to regulate the central nervous system and balance hormone production. When using this oil, you can quickly calm your emotions and increase levels of happiness through the release of serotonin, helping to fight off depression, regardless of the cause.

How to use – inhalation is the most effective way to use jasmine, so adding it to a room diffuser, or putting a few drops in a steaming pot of water and then breathing in deeply, will provide you with almost immediate effects!

Geranium oil

Chronic pain and inflammation are often connected to depressive symptoms, so geranium oil’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties are very important. Furthermore, this oil is a sedative, helping to induce sleep and promote feelings of calmness so you can rest uninterrupted through an entire night.

How to use – people often place a few drops in their hands, rub them together, and then breathe deeply before going to sleep. However, room diffusers and aromatherapy practices also work well with geranium oil.

Caution

Using essential oils for anxiety and depression can be extremely beneficial, without the side effects of pharmaceutical solutions. However, each of these potent oils comes with its own unique set of side effects, ranging from skin inflammation and fatigue to severe gastrointestinal reactions, dangerously low levels of blood pressure, cognitive confusion, dizziness, appetite fluctuations, mood swings, and many more. Speak with a doctor before adding any of these concentrated oils to your health regimen. Be particularly careful about which oils can be internally consumed, as some can be quite toxic.

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16 Best Essential To Your Body!

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
16 Best Essential To Your Body!

There are many essential oils that have positive effects on your skin, including lavender, ylang ylang, juniper, chamomile, neroli, jojoba, frankincense, rosehip seed and juniper berry, essential oils, among others. Offering a huge range of antioxidant, anti-aging, astringent, moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, each of these oils has a different composition of active ingredients, giving them a unique set of benefits for your skin!

List of best essential oils to stop acne and improve your skin:

  1. Frankincense oil – This ancient essential oil has numerous antioxidants that can improve skin elasticity, while also reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and blemishes. It can also stimulate the growth of new cells, speeding up the repair process for damaged or inflamed areas of skin.
  2. Jojoba oil – With high levels of vitamin e, vitamin b, copper and zinc, this essential oil is excellent for moisturizing the skin and stimulating healing. Vitamin e is a common ingredient in many different skin products, and functions as an antioxidant, removing signs of aging; such as wrinkles, blemishes and age spots, while also forming a natural layer of oil that locks in moisture.
  3. Tea tree oil–The antimicrobial and antibacterial nature of tea tree oil makes it an excellent essential oil for eliminating acne symptoms and improving the appearance of your body’s largest organ. A great deal of research has been done on the subject, and it shows that patients using tea tree oil have much lower occurrences of acne breakouts and the existing lesions from past acne breakouts can be notably reduced by using this powerful oil.
  4. Ylang ylang oil –To stimulate the growth of new cells, applying ylang ylang oil to irritated or inflamed skin is a quick and effective remedy. This oil is also excellent for combating acne, given its antibacterial nature, which can eliminate the bacteria that causes overproduction of sebum.
  5. Juniper oil –With an ability to detoxify the body and speed healing time for wounds and irritation, juniper oil is one of the best essential oils for your skin. Many people choose to apply juniper oil to bumps or uneven areas of their body, as well as patches of cellulite, as the active ingredients can clear out the toxins that cause those conditions.
  6. Clary sage oil –Acne may be caused by bacteria within the sebaceous glands, but it is also known as an inflammatory condition. As such, clary sage oil is an ideal remedy, given its high concentration of anti-inflammatory compounds, such as linalyl acetate. This essential oil can also control oil production, leaving your skin ph more balanced and giving a cleaner, healthier look.
  7. Lavender oil: This popular essential oil tackles the problem of acne in a few different ways. First of all, lavender oil is known to reduce stress, and there is a proven connection between stress levels and acne on the face. Furthermore, lavender oil is packed with antioxidants and antiseptic properties, so it can quickly neutralize the bacteria causing your acne symptoms, preventing the excess sebum production and addressing the problem at the root.
  8. Rosehip seed oil: As a natural cleanser, few things are better than rosehip seed oil. Due to the high concentration of natural vitamin a, this oil can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, clear up blemishes and age spots, and stimulate collagen production and the growth of new cells. Furthermore, rosehip seed oil can tighten up the skin and improve elasticity, giving you a more youthful look.
  9. Juniper berry oil – Powerful antibacterial compounds found within this essential oil, namely alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, can quickly seek out and destroy the bacteria that is causing your acne symptoms. Known to eliminate skin infections very quickly, and reduce inflammation and redness, this oil should be on your shopping list if acne is a common issue you face.
  10. Sandalwood oil –Our skin is exposed to the natural elements and pollutants more than any other organ in the body, so the repair of skin cells is a constant process. Sandalwood oil can speed this process by stimulating the production of new skin cells, while also smoothing the surface of the skin and limiting signs of aging.

Essential oil for dry skin and skin tags:

While many of the oils outlined above can help with skin health, the following are specifically recommended for dry skin and skin tags. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things, including irritating clothing, harsh soaps or conditioners, certain medications, and as a side effect of other medical conditions. Skin tags, on the other hand, are small, soft skin growths that usually occur on the groin, armpits, eyelids, beneath breast folds, neck and upper chest. These tags are caused by collagen and blood vessels bunching up beneath another piece of thicker skin. They usually occur in a person’s middle ages, but they can develop earlier, primarily where skin rubs against skin.

  1. Myrrh oil – When the skin dries out, it can become cracked or chapped, which can cause painful irritation and open you up to infection. Not only can myrrh oil protect you from any infections or pathogens hat could enter the body through the skin, but it also helps to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration. It can also help to heal sun damage quickly, which can make your skin even drier.
  2. Orange oil – This essential oil is a natural moisturizing agent, meaning that it can prevent the body from losing excess moisture, while also delivering rejuvenating antioxidants and organic acids deep into the skin layers, protecting cell integrity and making it harder for your flesh to dry out.
  3. Grapeseed oil – High in antioxidants and capable of regulating the oil production of the skin, grapeseed oil is the perfect essential oil if you are constantly experiencing dry skin. By boosting the ability of the body to retain its moisture, while also providing a barrier to prevent excess moisture loss, this oil can keep your skin supple and soft, even as you age.
  4. Neroli oil – With powerful antioxidant and circulation-stimulating properties, neroli oil is great for eliminating skin tags and preventing them from returning. The flow of blood to the top layers of the skin can eliminate toxins and result in the growth of new cells, which helps to even out lumps and skin tags.
  5. Oregano oil – Boasting strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties, oregano oil can help heal skin tags within a few weeks of use. It will stimulate blood flow and promote detoxification, which can often cause the flesh to even out, thus reducing the appearance of unsightly tags.
  6. Sweet basil oil – With antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, sweet basil oil has been directly linked to the reduction of these tags. If you regularly apply this oil to the skin tags, they will eventually fall off, or flatten out and disappear.

 

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Table of Content

Basil Oil
Nutritional Value of Basil Oil
Health Benefits of Basil Oil
Helps in promoting hair growth
Reduces skin issues
Helps in correcting the digestion
Reduces grease of hair
Lowers stress level
Soothes mouth ulcers
Treats earache
Have cosmetic benefits
Treat all types of bodily infections
Reduces asthmatic attack
Helps in alleviating pain
Relieves cough & cold
Uses of Basil Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Basil Oil
Origin And Cultivation of Basil Oil