Basil

Basil, the king of herbs, basil herb is one of the oldest and popular herbal plants rich in much notable health benefiting phyto-nutrients. This highly prized plant is revered as “holy herb” in many traditions all around the world.

 

Health benefits of Basil Herb:

• Effective in curing nearly all types of respiratory disorders including bronchitis (chronic and acute).

• Helps cure the causes of asthma also.

• Effective in healing damages caused to the lungs due to smoking, tuberculosis, lung cancer etc.

• Very beneficial in reducing cholesterol from blood.

• Help inhibit growth of oral cancer caused by chewing tobacco.

• Help reduce uric acid level and helps cleaning of the kidneys through urination.

• Can cure skin disorders internally and externally, without any side effects.

• Washing your eyes daily with a few leaves of basil soaked in water and you will be free from conjunctivitis, boils and many other problems of eyes which are caused due to viral, bacterial or fungal infection.

 

Nutrients of Basil Herb:

Basil herb is good source of vitamins and minerals like beta-carotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein, zea-xanthin, potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.

Dosage using Basil Herb:

Some herbalists also recommend the use of holy basil tea [3 cups, per day], which is made by steaming 1 teaspoon of holy basil leaves in a cup of water – for ten minutes.

 

Side Effects and Warnings:

When used in small amounts, basil is unlikely to cause any serious side effects. Medicinal amounts are also thought to be safe for many; however, those with diabetes and those taking insulin or oral diabetes medications should avoid this plant in larger amounts, as it can not only alter the effect of your medication, it may also lower blood glucose levels.

 

For more information about Basil herb, visit link below:

Basil Herb at Ygoy
Basil Herb at WebMD
Basil Herb at Healthynewage
Basil Herb at Basil or Balanoy
Basil Herb at Nutrition and You