Basil has an herbal, slightly licorice, Italian food scent to it that lifts your mood and makes the lines on your forehead relax for a little while. Basil is one of the best nerve tonics. It clears the head and relieves intellectual fatigue, which gives the mind added strength and clarity. It will also help sharpen your memory and concentration. It also helps treat anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and stress. Some people like to use it in their migraine treatments. It has been known to help when used with treatment of respiratory ailments, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic nasal catarrh, whooping cough, and sinusitis.
Do not use during pregnancy.