Everyone is aware of culinary benefits of Basil. However, Basil is one herb that has proven to be effective in curing various ailments. Due to the presence of powerful anti-bacterial properties and anti-oxidants, it has been used for curing diseases for ages. Not only in history, but even modern day science has proved that Basil can be used for the treatment of medical conditions like hepatic, gastric, respiratory and inflammatory disorders as well as a remedy for a headache, fever, nervousness, spasms, nausea, and hypertension.
Some uses of Basil are given below.
- Quit Smoking – Some sources has proved that chewing basil leaves is far more effective in reducing smoking cravings than the modern day nicotine patches. Also, because of the anti-oxidants released in the body due to chewing helps in repairing throat damage that would have been caused due to years of smoking.
- Improves dental health – Many tooth gels and dental medications have green basil leaf present in it. This is because brushing teeth with toothpaste containing basil can fight off pyorrhea and eliminate bad breath.
- Reducing stress – Chewing basil leaves at least twice a day can reduce physical and mental stress. This is due to the compounds present in holy basil such as eugenol and caryophyllene that assists in alleviating the mood and spirits.
- Treating ear infections – Putting 4- 5 drops of Basil juice in each ear can reduce pains or treat minor ear infections instantly.
- Relieving Migraine – Thanks to the analgesic properties of Basil, it can act as a muscle relaxant and reduce feelings of nausea or vomiting. Chewing basil leaves during the time of migraines can provide natural relief.
To sum it up, many people don’t prefer taking medicines for small problems. They would rather try natural and effective ways to cure medical conditions. Basil is one herb that is highly effective for human health.
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