What should you know about basil?

What should you know about basil?

Basil is an herb that should be in every home. Did you know that…?

1. Basil reduces fever. It is rich in essential oils and other substances that kill bacteria and viruses.

2. This plant reduces symptoms of upper respiratory system illnesses.

3. It contains vitamin C and antioxidants that protect your heart from free radicals.

4. Basil helps to fight against depression, stress, low mood and poor sleep. It also lowers blood pressure.

5. You can use basil externally to soothe red irritated eyes.

6. You can use basil leaves to heal insect bites. Mix basil juice with honey and apply a little bit on the affected skin area.

7. You can also use basil to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema and dermatitis. Its seeds contain mild antibiotic substances, which prevent skin infections and heal minor wounds.

8. Basil is great to refresh your breath. It kills 99% of bacteria.

9. It is great for your teeth. Bactericidal properties of basil help to prevent tooth decay and plaque as well as other nasty problems.



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