HERBS"ALL ABOUT MANJERICAO (BASIL)"


some of us have this growing in fields and yards close by where we live and don't even know it!

this is the dry form good for cooking with!

MANJERICAO  OR BETTER  KNOWN AS BASIL IS SO GOOD FOR YOU HERE SOME FACTS ABOUT IT THAT I DIDN'T KNOW.  I LOVE LIVING IN THE INFORMATION AGE!  NOW I
WILL SHARE WHAT IVE LEARNED WITH YOU!  ENJOY!

Nutritional Profile:
One ounce of fresh basil leaves has 12 calories.  It provides 0.9 g protein, 0.3 g fat, 2 g carbohydrates, 91 mg calcium, 0.3 mg iron, approximately 12,380 IU vitamin A and 8 mg vitamin C.  One teaspoon ground basil has 4 calories.  It provides 0.2 g protein, a trace of fat, 0.9 g carbohydrates, 30 mg calcium, 0.6 mg iron, 131 IU vitamin A and 0.9 mg vitamin C.

Actions:  
Antidepressant, antiseptic, stimulates the adrenal cortex, prevents vomiting, tonic, carminative, febrifuge, expectorant, soothes itching.

Aromatherapy Use:  
Top Note.  The essential oil is used in soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and perfumes.  It is also a basic ingredient for the manufacture of Chartreuse-type liqueurs.  Basil also helps to restore the sense of smell lost from sinus congestion.  Aromatherapists massage oils scented with basil into overworked muscles and use the fragrance to decrease mental fatigue and to clear the head.  Wow That's so cool and informative I had no idea but now that I do know I will add Basil to a lot of my food!


SKIN CARE: 

Insect bites; insect repellent, refreshing and tonic action benefits sluggish and congested skins and may help to control acne.




Me at the best herb shop in Bahia it has every thing!And yes I got my Basil!
CIRCULATION, MUSCLES AND JOINTS: 

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: 

Bronchitis, coughs, earache, sinusitis

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: 

Dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea

GENITO-URINARY SYSTEM: 

Cramps, scanty periods

IMMUNE SYSTEM: 

Colds, fever, flu, infectious disease  


NERVOUS SYSTEM:  

Anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension.  Good tonic for the nerves when feeling fragile, sharpening the senses and encouraging concentration. 

  

BLENDS:

Alertness:  80 drops lime, 60 drops rosemary, 20 drops ginger, 15 drops sweet basil combined in 4 oz of pure water

Restful sleep: 4 drops Peru balsam, 4 drops celery, 4 drops orange, 3 drops sweet basil in 1 Tbsp carrier oil

Digestive: 5 drops basil, 3 drops peppermint, 3 drops Roman Chamomile

Respiratory: 6 drops basil, 3 drops pine, 3 drops benzoin

Reproductive: 5 drops basil, 4 drops lavender, 3 drops jasmine 

I will definitely try some of these!

  


Essential oil useful as hair conditioner. Spring-Green Summer Facial
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 cup lemon basil, leaves only
2 egg whites, whipped to soft peaks

Ritual Use:  

Planet: Mars.  Element: Fire; Associated Dieties: Krishna, Vishnu; Gender: hot.  .  Basil is used in rites of exorcism and to bring happiness to the home.  Burn it as incense, sew it into sachets, weave it into wreaths, or sprinkle the powder in the corners of rooms.  An open bowl of basil placed in a room dispels melancholy.  Basil brings joy to the user.  It creates an aura of understanding between people. Use in tea and in the ritual bath.  It is used to mend lovers’ quarrels and in love spells.  Basil attracts money and brings good luck to a new home.  Sprinkle the powder over the area of your heart to promote fidelity.  The scent brings happiness to the home and will protect you in crowds.  Any person in need of courage should use basil.  It brings strength and helps one move forward in a positive manner no matter how perilous the dangers.  Birthday flower of July 12. 

Spiritual Properties: Basil will help develop, reveal, and use the enthusiastic fire element within.  It supports idealism and keeps inner vision clear.  Basil’s medicine is courage in the face of initiatory change and growth.  It is an herb of fluid movement on many levels.  

2 comments:

  1. your article contains many interesting and useful facts about Basil which acts as healing herbs as well as used for healthcare
    Thanx for sharing.
    Wonderful information....

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  2. wow this is amazing -- i cant tell you how much im falling in love with your site and all of this precious info. xoxo

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