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Transposed Basilic Vein
Brachial artery: Brachial artery is in your upper arm and elbow area. It runs with two brachial veins. More superficial to these is the basilic vein. ...Read more
I have a lump in my forearm that is diagnosed as an aneurysm of the left basilic vein. The doctor can perform an aneurysmectomy or leave it. Thoughts?
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
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
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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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
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 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