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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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Various other studies suggest wide range of pharmacological properties of sweet basil including curing cardiac disorders (Cohen, 2014), anticancer properties (Baliga et al., 2013, Nangia-Makker, 2013), antioxidant, antiulcerogenic, hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective, properties etc.
INGREDIENTS: 250g boneless chicken thighs, sliced into 1cm x 2.5cm cubes Pinch of sea salt flakes Pinch of ground white pepper 1tbsp cornflour 1tbsp rapeseed oil Large knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into large slices 2 garlic cloves, crushed but left whole 1 red chilli, sliced into rings 1tbsp Shaohsing rice wine or dry sherry 50ml low-sodium light soy sauce 50ml toasted sesame oil 1tsp caster sugar 5g Taiwanese nine-pagoda leaf basil or Thai sweet basil METHOD: 1.
The aerial parts of Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil) were collected during the months of January- February, from Karachi University region.
In the present study ten species of basil were selected (Egypt basil, Holly basil, Sweet basil, Hotwave basil, Green basil, Basil Sindh, Garnet basil, Italian basil, Siam queen basil, Basil lime) for their antibacterial efficacy using agar well diffusion method with crude extracts prepared in hexane and ethanol.
Thus, this present study was carried out to evaluate the phytochemicals, test the antibacterial activity and antifungal activity of Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil) grown hyroponically.
Lee apparently had operated Sweet Basil for less than a year before it closed.
Organic curry powder is comprised of cardamom and sweet basil, both known to be vasodilators.
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Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) is most important medicinal and aromatic plant used in aromatherapy cosmetics perfume and food products in fresh or dried form.
Deli'Amore Sweet Basil & Garlic 80 4.5/0.5 220 Marinara Sauce (GF) 10.
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (sweet basil or Thai basil), sliced in thin ribbons
ON THE MENU In the awardwinning, AA Rosette Huntly Restaurant, I started with crab and sweet chilli tart with sweet basil and rocket, followed by panfried fillet of Lincolnshire beef with smoked bacon and mushrooms in a Madeira sauce.