Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Ocimum sanctum

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Remedies For:  
Antispasmodic, appetizer, carminative, galactagogue, stomachic.

The tea made from the leaves of the basil plant is used for nausea, gas pains, and dysentery. Tea made with basil and peppercorns is a folk remedy to reduce fever.

Basil is antispasmodic, appetizer, carminative, galactagogue, and stomachic. Basil is vary useful for ailments affecting stomach and the related organs. It is used for stomach cramps, gastric catarrh, vomiting, intestinal catarrh, constipation, and enteritis. It had been sometimes used for whooping cough as an antispasmodic.

Ayurvedic Applications:

Action: Antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, nervine

Uses: Coughs, colds, fevers, headaches, lung problems, abdominal distention, absorption, arthritis, colon (air excess), memory, nasal congestion, nerve tissue strengthening, purifies the air; sinus congestion, clears the lungs, heart tonic; it frees ozone from sun's rays and oxygenates the body, cleanses and clears the brain and nerves; relieves depression and the effects of poisons; difficult urination, prevents the accumulation of fat in the body (especially for women after menopause), obstinate skin diseases, arthritis, rheumatism, first stages of many .cancers, builds the immune system. Tulsi contains trace mineral copper (organic form), needed to absorb iron.


This plant also has a place in Suriname's traditional medicine.
The juice of the leaves is used against fever and as an antidote for snake and scorpion bites. It's anti-spasmodic properties, relieves abdominal pains and helps in lowering the blood sugar level.