Basil

basil

Basil is widely used in traditional medicine and Ayurveda. Basil is rich of hundreds of phytochemicals. It has anti-bacterial, antiviral and immune enhancing properties. Application of the juice of the basil leaves mixing with a little amount of honey over the eyes twice daily to treat fresh cases of cataract. Basil leaves improve memory power. The smell of these leaves is pleasant to us. Tea made with the tender leaves of basil prevents Malaria and Dengue. Take the decoction of these leaves with cardamom powder for reducing high body temperature. Recently basil is used in cooking too. It can be used with tomato sauce, pesto or vinegar. It can also be sprinkled over salads and sliced tomatoes. So use basil and enjoy the benefits of it.

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