Basil, Italian Large Leaf Herb Seed 1 Pound
grows one of the most widely used herbs in the world that is also a valued yang tonic. Basil helps maintain as well as generate warmth. Basil regulates the circulation of Qi as well as resolving cold, mucous damp conditions. Basil supports the kidney, large intestine, liver, spleen and stomach. Basil's essential oils have potent anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiviral properties. Basil is valued in the kitchen as well as in aromatherapy use.
Basil has been used to stimulate the liver in cases of mild depression as well as headache, menstrual pain and to calm the nerves. Basil is beneficial against colds, constipation, digestion, fatigue, fever, flu, insomnia, memory, nausea, kidney malfunction and whooping cough.
Basil produces an abundance of milk for nursing mothers. Everyday I put fresh basil in my green juice and reached a point that I had to drink sage tea for 2 days to cut back the amount of milk my body produced.
The essential oil of Basil is used effectively against aches and pains, bronchitis, colds, inability to concentrate, fatigue, gout and headache. In Ayurvedic use, Basil reduces vata and kapha.
Basil is one of the main ingredients in pesto and works superb in recipes with tomatoes, fish, beans and eggs. Basil increases in flavor when cooked so start small and add as needed. Organic dried Basil works very well as a substitute when used in cooked recipes or when you just don't have fresh Basil.
Basil grows easily on your windowsill as well as in your garden. Fresh Basil needs to be used quickly once harvested, so only harvest what you need. If you harvest too much, put the clippings in a glass of spring water on your kitchen counter as opposed to the refrigerator.
Remember, greens are high in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is high in oxygen. Disease cannot live in the presence of oxygen.
Origin: United States. Ingredients: Certified Organic Basil Seed.
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