- Because of its antiplatelet aggregation activity, oral use of Basil is cautioned because it is high in methyl chavicol. This includes the following indications: anticoagulant drugs, major surgery, childbirth, peptic ulcer, and hemophilia or other bleeding disorders.
- Avoid use during pregnancy
- Basil is high in phenols and can be toxic to cats. Read more about Essential Oils Toxicity for Cats.