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Basil Leaf

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Basil Leaf

Also Known As - Ocimum basilicum, Sweet Basil, Garden Basil, and Common Basil. Not to be confused with holy basil (tulsi) used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Organically Grown - Kauai, Hawaii USA

Overview - From its native India, basil was introduced into Europe in ancient times. Views and traditions associated with the herb have been mixed. Some cultures associated basil with hatred and misfortune; others regarded it as a love token. Dioscorides said that it should never be taken internally, while Pliny recommended smelling it in vinegar for fainting fits. In Ayurvedic medicine, basil is known as tulsi and the juice is widely used. In India, basil is perhaps the most sacred plant, next to the lotus.

Medicinal Uses -  Basil's usefulness is generally associated with the stomach and its related organs. It can be used for stomach cramps, gastric catarrh, vomiting, intestinal catarrh, constipation, depression, menopause, and enteritis. As an antispasmodic, it has sometimes been used for whooping cough. Basil has also been recommended for headache. It increases the appetite, tends to increase the flow of milk, improves blood circulation, enhances the digestion, good for coughs, relieves gas pains, and is an aid for indigestion. Treats fevers (tea made with basil and peppercorns reduces fever), colds, flu, coughs, sinusitis, stomach cramps. The leaves are good for rubbing on insect bites. Externally, it is used to soothe bloodshot eyes and relieve itching from hives.

Parts Used - Dried leaf in teas or essential oils for topical application.

Preparations - The essential oil used topically. 

  • Infusion: steep 1 tsp. dried herb in 1/2 cup water. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups a day, a mouthful at a time. Can be sweetened with honey if taken for a cough

Companion Plants - Plant with tomatoes to improve growth and flavor. Basil also does well with peppers, oregano, asparagus and petunias. Basil can be helpful in repelling thrips. It is said to repel flies and mosquitoes. Do not plant near rue or sage.

Precautions - The safety of the herb has not been established for pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children under six.

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  1. Fresh! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jun 2016

    Purchased from a few other shops and so far compared to them these herbs are the freshest I have ever come across. The aroma when you open the package is Phenomenal and the color is beautiful.
    Will purchase again. BIG DIFFERENCE FROM THE HERBS YOU BUY IN THE GROCERY STORE!!!THESE ARE SO FRESH!!!


  2. Herbs smell so wonderful and I can't wait to use them! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2015

    Everything I received was well packaged and delivered in a timely manner. Shop owner was very accommodating and flexible with shipping. Quick to respond and very nice! Herbs smell so wonderful and I can't wait to use them!
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