BASIL: A useful herb

@bhanusb (5709)
India
June 5, 2009 3:36am CST
Basil is a very very useful herb.From cough and cold to skin diseases,indigestion and many other diseases can be cured by the juice of the leafs of this plant.Basil is a sacred plant of the Hindus.In all Hindu families there must be a basil plant.The seedling of this herbal plant can be sowed in a tub.You can get it from a Hindu family.Many Hindus are living in USA,Canada,UK and many European countries.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
19 Jun 09
Yes Bhanu, the role of 'Basil' for our health as well as environment is more than that we know. Two green basil leaves taken daily, protects fro cold, cough and skin diseases. Dried basil leaves can be used to prepare tea also, which is very useful for many health problems. I think most people of American and European countries have already started growing basil in their gardens for its health supporting values! Thanks for this nice topic Bhanu and have a nice day!
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
19 Jun 09
I did not know dried basil leaves can be used to prepare tea.I shall try to prepare it. This is a new information to me .Thanks Mitraa
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
19 Jun 09
Thanks BHANU for this posting ang have a good day!
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
19 Jun 09
Thanks for BR also!!
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
yes i agree with you in what you said about basil... where we live before i have planted basil in our backyard... and i used it a lot in my cooking. they re very useful not just in cooking but also because of it being a herb. basil is also a good mosquito repellent... it seems that the mosquitoes dont like the smell of basil, so having it around the house or inside in a small pot would be quite good, scares away mosquitoes. i have planted some of it in our front, but a rat had eaten all the leaves of it, including my mint too... =(.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
20 Jun 09
Then take care of your basil plants. Use rat killer. Perhaps rats of your garden know the usefulness of Basil.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I was not aware of the healing attributes of this herb. But we always grow it and use it in pesto and other good things to eat. It is a companion plant to tomatoes.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
11 Jun 09
You can try. I'm sure you will get good result.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
5 Jun 09
I have a lot of basil in my garden Bhanusb. It is mostly self set. However, it's great with many foods and as you say, has healing properties.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
11 Jun 09
Yes there is healing properties in basil leaf. It is good medicine for cough and cold.