Basil – Medicinal and Herbal

October 22, 2009 at 7:00 am 1 comment

basilGrasonville, MD – Thursday morning We usually associate basil with Italian food such as pasta and pizza. Sounds yummy doesn’t it! In ancient times, basil was thought to possess magical powers and so it was used to make elixirs of love. Today we love basil as a seasoning for all types of food and as a culinary herb it is good for digestive issues.  Medicinally, basil is anti bacterial, anti fungal, good for colds, digestion, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal infections, sleep problems and headaches. Gargling with basil teas will help a sore throat.

Basil also has an essential oil which is used externally in a carrier oil against stress, indigestion, nausea and aids circulation. Basil essential oil does have some cautions so be sure to research the cautions before you use it.

If you grow basil in your garden, harvest it by freezing it because basil loses its essential oils when dried. It’s time to spice up your life with basil.! >>Candace

Basil Inhalation

Boil water in a sauce pan and then add a handful of fresh basil leaves to the pot. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the basil vapors to relieve cold symptoms.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Georgette  |  October 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

    What timing I have just out my front door a pot of basil and I have a really bad cold .Head stopped up .Thank you good timing on this!Going to do it know!


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