Basil: Health & Medicinal Healing Properties
Basil is one of the most globally recognized herbs for its medicinal properties, and as one of the world’s healthiest foods, found in kitchens across cultures and around the globe.
Throughout history, cultures have used basil medicinally in the form of tinctures, compresses, syrups and ointments. Holy basil has been used for centuries in Ayurveda, as a treatment for gastric, hepatic, respiratory and inflammatory disorders as well as a remedy for headache, fever, anxiety, convulsions, nausea and hypertension. Chinese medicine employs basil to treat intestinal, kidney and circulatory problems, and it is used as aromatherapy in conjunction with acupuncture due to its cooling properties. Naturopathic doctors continue to prescribe basil today as an anti-inflammatory, as well as in the treatment of asthma, allergies, impotence, infertility and even diabetes.
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