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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.

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 is back on the road with his TV chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) and together they promise a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a brand new specially written 'live' stage show packed with fun and excitement.
The sitcom, written by Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth who played sensible maid Polly, was first broadcast on BBC2 on September 19, 1975, with viewers being introduced to Basil in the episode entitled A Touch Of Class.
In the current investigation, we used the crude extracts of an annual Holy Basil plant (Ocimum basilicum L.
Add some of the torn basil leaves to sauce and season with salt and pepper.
Cartoonist Chip Dunham paid tribute to his late dog Basil in the Monday installment of "Overboard."
During his 40-year career, Basil has had several sidekicks, including Rodney Bewes of The Likely Lads and Yes Minister star Derek Fowlds.
National Organiser of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Basil Rajapaksa says his brother, former Defence Secretary and presidential hopeful, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will respect democracy.
I will give her what she wants, how many songs she likes,' added Basil, who promised to sing his biggest hits, including 'Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan,' 'Kastilyong Buhangin,' 'Ngayon at Kailanman' and 'You.'
Research in 2012, looking at the traditional use of basil in treating the symptoms of respiratory illnesses, found that the extracts from the plant (leaves, fruits, and flowers) had potential for use in helping to ease tuberculosis symptoms "due to a synergistic effect' of active compounds.
Nan, uncertain about the basil seed's age, since they were free, was concerned whether many of the seeds would germinate, so she planted the contents from both packets in an over-size pot out by the sunny-side of our garage.
Basil even met Swedish super-group Abba in 1976 when Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Falstog, Fride Lyngstad and Benny Anderson arrived in the UK to promote their new album Arrival.