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Natural Farmacy: Health Guide: Ingredients: Basil: Health Conditions

Basil  Ocimum basilicum
The herbal chameleon that is the most beloved herb for its versatility and spicy sweet flavor. It contains many chemical notes in its composition including cinnamon, lemon, thyme and camphor.

Heart and nerve tonic.

Used as an antidote for food poisoning.

Excellent insect repellent.

Medicinal usage: Add 2 tablespoons fresh leaves to 2 cups hot water and steep for 5 minutes. Drink a cup daily. Cooled, this makes a very healing eyewash.

There are over 150 varieties that are cultivated.

Native to India where it has been used medicinally for thousands of years.

Folklore has always associated basil with magic, love and as a lucky charm.

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