Basil is medicine too

Good ole basil. You can cook with it and you can use it for a traditional herbal remedy for all kinds of ailments. Basil can be used to calm the stomach and alleviate the feelings of fullness (especially after a large Italian meal). For treating coughs and colds, the Amish chew fresh basil leaves to sooth the ills. A facial steam using dried basil leaf can help alleviate headaches. Use one tablespoon of dried basil leaf to 2 cups of boiling water. Carefully cover your head with a towel and breathe in the steam for 5 minutes or until the headache subsides. Basil also has antibiotic properties and can even treat antibiotic resistant infections. Use a chewed piece of basil leaf on bee stings and the essential oil of basil works great for ear infections. Need to relax? Pour the boiled juice of basil leaves into your bath.

Basil is so much more than a cooking herb

Basil is so much more than a cooking herb

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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