Ancient cultures have used holy basil essential oil to reduce symptoms of diabetes, anxiety, stress relief, psychiatric imbalances, sleep disorders, migraine headaches . In spiritual reconnection, Sacred Basil has been used to open the highest centers of the brain. In modern times, Holy Basil is also used to reduce symptoms of viral hepatitis, stress and herpes. It reduces inflammation and swelling for diabetics and is an excellent choice to build strong adrenals. I do not use Basil with pregnant or lactating women.In combinations, Lime and Lemongrass boost Basil's potency.