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basil

Herbal medicine
A bushy annual culinary and medicinal herb that contains camphor, estragol, eugenol, linalol, lineol, tannins, and thymol; basil is antipyretic and carminative, and has been used for abdominal bloating, cramps, diarrhoea, and nausea. It is also grown indoors in southern Europe as a fly repellant.
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bas·il

(bā'zil)
(Ocimum basilicum, O. sanctum) Herb widely used in Meditarranean cuisine (e.g., pesto). Studies confirm utility in lowering glucose levels; also purported value as an analgesic, antioxidant, and antiulcerative.
[L. basilicum, fr. G. basilikon, royal]
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Basil oil and its main component, methyl chavicol (estragole) are recognized as potential pesticides (Kim and Lee, 2014; Pandey et al., 2014) and, according to Kirby et al.
Sprinkle with salt while hot and serve with remaining basil oil for dipping.
Finally, drizzle some of your basil oil over the top and serve outside in the sunshine with a nice glass of crisp white wine.
In case of lemongrass oil + OASL, approximately 50% increase in zone of inhibition was observed and other oils that showed no QSI activity before became active when added in combination with OASL, namely, basil oil + OASL showed an 11% increase in zone size, ylang yalng oil + OASL 12% increase in activity, and peppermint oil + OASL 16% increase in QSI activity (Table 1).
Drizzle with 1 tbsp basil oil, grind over some black pepper, then bake for 15 minutes until golden.
Lay fish on top of salad or toss through to serve ingredients12 scallops, cleaned 1 medium butternut squash 250 grms risotto rice 1 large shallot finely chopped 1 clove garlic crushed 600 ml chicken stock 50 grms butter 50 ml double cream 60 grms grated fresh parmesan salt and pepper nutmeg micro greens basil oil method.
She used just one drop of basil oil on it and the pain stopped instantly.
This moist towelette carries a host of natural anti-microbial substances found in peppermint oil, basil oil, bay oil, tea tree oil, and clove oil.
Whisk in a drop of the basil oil; continue adding drops of oil, whisking until mixture thickens to a mayonnaise-like consistency.
The roses are matched with Wabeck's appetizers like polentina soup with BBQ duck breast and smoked salmon papusa with avocado and pickled tomatillos, and entrees like crispy skin rockfish with ratatouille and basil oil and spaetzle with fava beans, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and asparagus.
Wafer-thin grain mustard and tomato tart with Emmenthal cheese and basil oil. Serve with Grolsch.