Originally native to India, basil may actually be best known as a seasoning in Italian cuisine. There are several varieties and hybrids of basil cultivated worldwide, with Ocimum basilicum being one of the most common species used. Sweet basil, or common basil, has a sweet and slightly pungent flavor imparting herbaceous, savory notes to soups, sauces, stews, and pasta dishes. Basil leaf can also be infused in an herbal tea blend.
Possible health benefits: Basil can detoxify from drugs that store themselves in fat cells. Can increase sex drive and promote menses.
Chinese medicine also recognizes holy basil as spiritually significant. In this tradition, practitioners use holy basil to craft a “shen tonic”, which is said to nurture the spirit.
In addition, some use holy basil as a simple balancing supplement or tincture; since it reduces stress, it’s great for balancing the chakras and finding your center.
Spiritual Uses Love, wealth, sympathy, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears & weakness.
Disclaimer: Any medicinal benefits given here are a product of my own research and as such should not be taken over the advice of trained medical professionals. If you are ill, please go and see a doctor. Always make sure that anything you consume is 100% safe.
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