This herb comes from the mint family and the part of the plant used for medicinal purposes is the leaves. It improves the cardiovascular system, digestive and immune system as well as assisting with nervous problems.
How It May Benefit You...
improves blood circulation during pregnancy.
helps gastric conditions and generally improves digestion
reported to help various forms of cancer
rids the body of certain bacteria
relieves insect bites - if applied topically
as an essential oil - wakefullness and alertness
alleviates the symptoms of whooping cough
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Basil is available fresh (and also as a dried spice for culinary use).