of the plant used:-
flowering tops, essential oil.
Antispasmodic* Carminative* Cephalic* Digestive*
Emmenagogue* Expectorant* Febrifuge* Nervine*
Stomachic* Diaphoretic* Stimulant* Antifungal*
Galactagogue* Aromatic* Refrigerant*
cineole, estragol, (or methyl chavicol),eugenol,
Polyphenols, Phytosterols, Monoterpenes, Antioxidants,
Avoid using basil for medicinal purposes if
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you have diabetes, use this herb only in
the amounts typically found in foods.
Avoid long-term medicinal use of basil.
Common basil, garden basil, holy
basil, sweet basil, arjaka
basil, french basil, garden basil, luole,
royal herb, St. Josephwort, tulsi
Basil originally a plant from the Indian sub-continent;
is now grown extensively in many other parts
of the world and was probably one of the earliest
exports from India.
As a herbal remedy, sweet basil is used mainly
for the treatment of different disorders of
the digestive and the nervous systems,
Basil is used rxtensively in the cuisine of
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