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Don't smoke period: Are you talking about inhaling a burning substance, or cooking it in a smoker like "smoked salmon" ;-) ? Any kind of smoke that is inhaled into your lungs can be expected to be harmful. Don't smoke anything! ...Read more
Food flavoring: Basil, mint, and other spices add flavor to food as well as life; enjoy them! ...Read more
Can you tell me if i boil basil(tulsi)leaves in warm water, add 1 spn of honey.And drink.It will going to help reducing weight?
Basil Weight Loss: I understand your desire to lose weight. Basil has possibly been linked to weight loss because of its ability to lower elevated cortisol levels. High cortisol level can make it difficult to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. There is no scientific evidence to support weight loss Basil may help with weight loss, as part of a Balanced Diet with Daily Exercise and Stress Management ...Read more
What can I do with basil, mint and lavender leaves, to make something for my cold and stuffy nose?
Lavender is ok: Lavender is a great anti infective, but if you're stuffy try eucalyptus. Boil some water (distilled preferably) and add in 1-2 drops of eucalytus, then place your face near (not directly over the hot water) with a towel over your shoulders...Essentially you're giving yourself a steam...You can use lavender this way as well. ...Read more
Delicious: It is a most delicious herb and i, personally, love it as pesto. For alleged health benefits, see:http://www.Herbcompanion.Com/herbal-living/amazing-health-benefits-of-basil.Aspx but recognize that none of these benefits are proven. ...Read more
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Herbcompanion.com: States that eugenol, a volatile oil in basil has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties & the plant has beneficial flavonoids. It allegedly is beneficial in constipation, stomach cramps, & indigestion as well as a number of respiratory problems. It is a good source of vitamin a & magnesium. ...Read more
Progesterone: You may want to check the Mayo Clinic's website on this topic out: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/basal-body-temperature/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019978 The ovary produces progesterone after ovulation, which is responsible for a sharp rise in body temp. Taking her temperature every morning enables a woman to determine, if and when she ovulated. ...Read more