Holy Basil and Its Medicinal Value

Holy basil is world famous for its value as a natural medicine. If a person eats 4-5 leaves of it every day then he/she is naturally protected from many diseases. It is very useful in cold, cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza, lungs, and throat infections. So, it is wise to have a plant of it at your home for healthy living. See how this simple plant has magical effects on various ailments and diseases:

Fever and common cold-Holy basil tea made by boiling 4 ounces of milk with ginger, whole black pepper, 1-2 tablespoon sugar, and fresh basil leaves is said to cure headache, cold, malaria, and bronchitis. The juice of basil leaves can be used to bring down fever. The extract in fresh water should be given every 2 to 3 hours.

Natural contraceptive-It works as a natural contraceptive too, if its tonic is taken regularly for three days after menstruation cycle. This can be made by boiling the leaves in water and later straining the water. Tonic is ready.

Pleurisy-Holy basil leaves have an amazing impact in “Pleurisy effusion”. If fresh leaves juice is consumed empty stomach (half ounce to 1 ounce) daily morning and evening, then it is believed that in 2-3 days fever comes down and within a week or so fluid gets dried up too.

Boosts immunity-Regular consumption of holy basil develops strong immunity against most of the infections.

Cancer-If 7-21 basil leaves are pureed and mixed with 2 ounces yogurt and consumed daily empty stomach every morning for about 3 months, then it is claimed to cure fatal diseases like cancer. Yogurt for this medication should not be sour in taste.

Heart Disorder-Basil has a beneficial effect in cardiac disease and the weakness resulting from it. It reduces the level of blood cholesterol too.

Note: The above remedies are solely the views of the author and do not depend on them entirely. In case of serious conditions always see a doctor first.