stacks_image_372We are going to touch on the benefits of this kitchen herbal – holy basil. Holy basil has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-pyretic, anti-septic and anti-oxidant properties. So how do we use it in Ayurveda? Read on.

Mouth freshener and oral disinfectant

Chew 4-5 holy basil leaves every day.

Treating fever, cough and cold

Add half a teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of ginger juice into a decoction of holy basil leaves.

Treating sore throat and throat infection

Add a handful of holy basil leaves and half a teaspoon turmeric powder into 2 glasses of boiled water. Gargle with this water.

Treating fever

Extract juice from 5-6 holy basil leaves then add half a teaspoon of dried ginger and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Consume with a glass hot water.

Preventing stress

Chew 12 holy basil leaves twice a day. This will also help purify blood.

Treating cold and phlegm

Extract juice from 8-10 holy basil leaves then add 1 teaspoon of honey.

Treating ringworm and other skin diseases

Made a paste from holy basil leaves then apply on affected areas.

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