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Tamil                     :  Thiruneetrupacchai - திருநீற்றுபச்சை

Malayalam          :  Tirunitru

Hindi                     :   Sabja 

Telugu                  :  Sabja Vittanalu

Botanical             :  Ocimum basilicum Linn

 

Tamil                    :  Thiruneetrupacchai - திருநீற்றுபச்சை

Malayalam          :  Tirunitru

Hindi                     :   Sabja 

Telugu                  :  Sabja Vittanalu

Botanical             :  Ocimum basilicum Linn

Description

Sweet basil is native to India and Iran and is widely grown as a kitchen herb. It is found growing wild in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The leaves of plant are sweet, aromatic, warming and pungent. They are used as flavouring agent and in the preparation of salads. Sweet basil is a medicinal herb and its leaves and seeds are used for curing variety of diseases. It is antibacterial, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, carminative and nervine. The seeds are used to reduce body heat and nervous debility. For this purpose they are soaked in water overnight and consumed in the morning. The leaves are effective remedy for digestive and respiratory disorders.

 

Health Benefits

Healing: Sharpen memory, use as a nerve tonic, and remove phlegm from your bronchial tubes. Repeat up to once an hour. Leaves can strengthen the stomach and induce perfuse sweating. The seeds can be used to rid the body of excess mucus.

Fevers: Basil leaves are used for quenching fevers, especially those related to malaria and other infectious, eruptive fevers common to tropical areas. Boiling leaves with some cardamom in about two quarts of water, then mixed with sugar and milk, brings down temperature. An extract of basil leaves in fresh water should be given every 2 to 3 hours; between doses you can give sips of cold water. This method is especially effective for reducing fevers in children.

Coughs: Basil is an important ingredient in cough syrups and expectorants. It can also relieve mucus in asthma and bronchitis. Chewing on basil leaves can relieve colds and flu symptoms.

Sore Throat: Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as a tonic or used as a gargle when you have a sore throat.

Respiratory Disorders: Boiling basil leaves with honey and ginger is useful for treating asthma, bronchitis, cough, cold, and influenza. Boiling the leaves, cloves, and sea salt in some water will give rapid relief of influenza. These combinations should be boiled in about two quarts of water until only half the water remains before they are taken.

Kidney Stones: Basil can be used to strengthen your kidneys. In cases of stones in your kidney, the juice of basil leaves mixed with honey and taken daily for 6 months will expel them through the urinary tract.

Heart Problems: Basil can be used to strengthen those weakened by heart disease. It can also reduce your cholesterol.

Children’s Illnesses: Pediatric complaints like colds, coughs, fever, diarrhea, and vomiting have been know to respond to treatment with the juice of basil leaves. Also if the rash associated with chicken pox is delayed, basil leaves with saffron will bring them to the surface more quickly.

Stress: Basil leaves can be used as an anti-stress agent. Chewing 12 basil leaves twice a day can prevent stress. It will purify the blood and help prevent many other common ailments.

Mouth Infections: Chewing a few leaves twice daily can cure infections and ulcerations of the mouth.

Insect Bites: Basil can be used preventatively and as a curative. A teaspoonful of the basil leaf juice taken every few hours is preventative. Rubbing the bites with juice can relieve the itching and swelling. Also a paste of the root is effective for treating the bites of insects and leeches.

Skin Disorders: Basil juice applied directly to the affected area is good for ringworm and other common skin ailments. Some naturopaths have used it successfully in the treatment of leucoderma (patches of white or light-colored skin).

Tooth Problems: Dry basil leaves in the sun and grind into powder for a tooth cleansing powder. Both of these methods will counter bad breath and can be used to massage the gums, treat pyorrhea, and other dental health problems.

Headaches: Basil is a good headache remedy. Boil leaves in half a quart of water, cooking until half the liquid remains. Take a couple of teaspoons an hour with water to relieve your pain and swelling. You can also make a paste of basil leaves pounded with sandalwood to apply to your forehead to relieve headache and provide coolness in general.

 

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Side Effects

There are no known side effects with this herb. Seek medical advice for its use during pregnancy.

 

Harvesting & Manufacturing Methodology:

All our herbs are Harvested Organically, dried, and pulverized with no chemical interactions ensuring 100% natural herbal powders.

 

Disclaimer:

The information on the Site is provided for educational or information purposes only; please consult your own healthcare practitioner before use

 

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