Sunday, January 27, 2013
Distilled from the leaves and flowering tops, this familiar sweet-and-spicy kitchen herb relieves, headaches, sinus congestion, temporary loss of smell, nausea (even from chemotherapy), indigestion, sore muscles, and the herpes and shingles viruses. Basil gently stimulates adrenal glands, menstruation, childbirth, and production of breast milk. Basil reduces stress, rattled nerves, hysteria, and mental, fatigue while increasing confidence, decisiveness, positive thoughts, and awareness of one's surrounding. Large doses can be over-stimulating and may stupefy.