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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.


(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]

basil (bāˑ·zl),

n Latin names:
Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum sanctum; parts used: leaves; uses: antiseptic, antidiabetic, immune system stimulant, antiinflammatory, ulcers, arthritis, anxiety, flatulence, coughs; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, infants, diabetes, extended usage; do not use with insulin or antidiabetic medications. Also called
common basil, sweet basil, or
St. Josephwort.
basil, holy,
n Latin name:
Ocimum sanctum; parts used: leaves, seeds, root; uses: in Ayurveda, pacifies kapha and vata doshas (pungent, bitter, light, dry), immunomodulation, antistress, antimicrobial, antiasthmatic, anticarcinogen, radioprotective, bronchitis, cold, fever, cough, laxative, stimulant, cardiotonic, indigestion, appetite stimulant; precautions: constipation. Also called
sacred basil, surasa, tulsi, or
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Basil, holy.


finished dressed leather made from sheepskin.
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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.
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.
Generally, this study will update the current information available for the sweet basil under Philippine tropical conditions specifically to deliver comparisons on the phytochemicals present on other studies and under Philippine hydroponic conditions.
Lee apparently had operated Sweet Basil for less than a year before it closed.
Phenol derivatives (eugenol methyl eugenol estragole chavicol and methyl cinnamate) has also been reported in sweet basil (Werker et al.
Sweet basil types, however, are quite sturdy and are easy to transplant up to 10 inches tall.
Add kaffir leaves, sweet basil, chilies, and remove from heat.
The most common form is sweet basil, which is most notably used in culinary practices.
The set includes 11 packets of the following vegetable and herb seeds: Coriander, French Parsley, Sweet Basil, Courgette Bush Black Beauty, Lettuce Little Gem, Tomato Maskarena, Chilli Pepper Jalapeno, Carrot Chantenay, Spring Onion White Lisbon, Leek Blue Green Winter and Radish French Breakfast.
Its offerings number almost 50 kinds of herbs, which run the gamut from garlic cubes and sweet basil to shallots, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Everything good takes time," says the label on Camp bell's Tomato & Sweet Basil Bisque Slow Kettle Style Soup.
24] Sweet basil is also a source of aroma compounds and essential oils containing biologically active constituents that possess insecticidal, nematicidal, fungistatic and antimicrobial properties.