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Basil Seed Side Effects
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Holy basil is POSSIBLY SAFE when used by mouth for short periods of time, up to six weeks. It's not known if long-term use is safe.
Not enough is known about the use of holy basil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Holy basil might slow blood clotting, More?
suggest check webmd vitamin supplement listing for Holy Basil. ...Read more
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
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
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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
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
Food flavoring: Basil, mint, and other spices add flavor to food as well as life; enjoy them! ...Read more
Dry it: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, makes a great tea. Dry it, then steep it in boiling water for seven to ten minutes. ...Read more
What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?
Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more
More likely pine nut: I have seen a fair amount of pesto allergy. Yes, life is sometimes unfair. Usually the problem is the nut. Traditionally pesto is made with pine nut. Commercially walnuts, a more common nut allergen, is used. I have also seen garlic and olive oil allergies. If the problem is truly the basil try substituting cilantro or spinach. Both are good. Bueno appetito. ...Read more
I just heard basil seeds could cause contractions, is it possible that a vietnamese dessert made with tons of basil seeds could cause miscarriage?
Basil seeds: Using basil as a spice is safe in pregnancy. An essential oil is sometimes made from the leaves and seeds -- and this contains a high concentration of the constituent estragole. Estragole can cause uterine contractions, thus may not be safe in pregnancy unless you're already in labor. The essential oil probably uses a lot more of these seeds than you ate in your dessert. If concerned, see ob. ...Read more
I was tested by an allergist & found out I'm allergic to basil. I've been avoiding it, but I'm still having allergic reactions. Is it another herb?
Something else: Basil allergy must be extremely rare and thus I do not consider it to be your problem. A positive skin test alone does not indicate necessarily a true allergic reaction. It would be helpful if you can tell us more about the type of reaction you have since it may not even be an allergic one at all. ...Read more
Trying to increase breastmilk and read that basil supps should help. Other sites (not reputable) caution that it may be dangerous. Thoughts? Good/bad?
Basil: Basil like garlic or saffron can be used to increase lactation. ...Read more
Basal cell: This little cancer is made of cells that closely resemble the basal (bottom) layer of the stack of cells that make up your epidermis, the outer part of your skin. They begin as tiny bumps or ulcers, often with rolled borders and easy-to-see vessels. They seldom spread, but left untreated they'll eventually slowly destroy your face / invade your brain. Good luck with the excision. ...Read more
Hard to say.:
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
for research ...Read more
All the same: Basil is basil. And as for the "healing effects, " there basically are none. Basil is said to "aid digestion, " but it's not the basil, it's the food you season it with (tomatoes). Some say it is an "elixir of love and a charm, " others claim it can be used for "for snakebites, chills, coughs, earaches, spasms, and skin problems." I could go on, but none of these are true. It tastes good though! ...Read more
I suffer from basil migraines, but every now and then i'll get a frontal one? Should I be on preventive medicine?
Depends...: On the frequency and severity of your migraines. Typically, preventive meds are prescribed for people having more than 2 migraines/month. But other factors are weighed as well including how disabling they are and the side effects of potential meds. ...Read more
I am 33 weeks pregnant and ate 1tsp basil seeds soaked in water. They are known to cause uterine cobtractions and possible miscarriage. What shud I do?
It's too late now!: It is too late to change what has been done, but stomach acid is very good at neutralizing most food substances. Please notify your treating OB MD of this occurrence and ask for further guidance if needed. ...Read more
Yes: It is quite common in herbal medicine to give multiple herbs in combination and, being 3 of the most widely used herbs in the ayurvedic tradition, holy basil, ashwagandha and curcumin are commonly used together. Passionflower is quite safe to combine with these. While combining pharmaceuticals together often creates worrisome interactions, most herbs combine well and synergistically. ...Read more
Yes: Tulsi can interact with blood thinners (coumadin/warfarin) or other meds that slow blood clotting (nsaids). Caution should thus be used if also taking garlic, gingko, omega-3 fish oils. Tulsi reportedly can interact with drugs used during surgery & cause bleeding complications. Definitely inform your docs if you are using this herb. ...Read more