Basil Leaf (Ocimum Basilicum)
Helps fight the inflammation in the body.
Essential oils in basil, including eugenol, linalool, and citronellol, can help to fight inflammation in the body. These anti-inflammatory properties can help to lower the risk of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.
Helps fight bacterial infections and viral infections
Basil contains eugenol. Various studies show that this chemical compound aids in blocking the calcium channels, thus lowering your blood pressure. Also, the essential oils in basil reduce the level of triglycerides and cholesterol in your body.
Taste a balance between sweet and savory, with hints of mint, anise, and pepper
For general use, take 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) twice a day. Take on an empty stomach before bed. Do not take in excess. Please consult with a doctor before using, especially if you are on any medications. Can be placed under your tongue or added into a beverage.
Taking basil oils or extracts along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), warfarin (Coumadin).
*Basil can also lower blood pressure to ensure you monitor this if you are on high blood pressure medications.
Also should be avoided if you are;
*Type 2 Diabetic
*Pregant, breast feeding or attempting to get pregnant
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I do not diagnose, prescribe, recommend or treat.
If a person is considering trying mugwort for medicinal purposes, they should speak to their healthcare provider beforehand to ensure that it is safe for them to do so.
There is currently not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate dosage for mugwort, and people should keep this in mind if they are thinking of using.
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