ocimum basilicum

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The plant for stress. Blossom colors range from white to pink to lavender; flavor is similar to the leaves, but milder. Basil has different varieties and flavors that taste like lemon or mint. Chew handful of leaves twice a day to prevent stress and depression. It also purifies the blood and is used to expel worms, for stomach cramps, vomiting, colds, flu, headaches, cough, menstrual pains, ulcers, making stomach acid. Adaptogen. Juice helps sore eyes and night blindness, and can also be applied to skin to help skin conditions. A couple drops of basil juice in the eyes daily at bedtime. Put into food processor with a little bit of oil, put into small freezer bags and freeze it. You can use year round -add to sauces, soups etc.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Table IV.- Effects of basil seed (Ocimum basilicum) and ascorbic acid supplementation on nutrients retention of heat stressed broiler chickens.
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[57.] Khaki A, Fathi Azad F, Nouri M, Khaki AF (2011) Effects of basil, Ocimum basilicum on spermatogenesis in rats.
Dudai (2010).Salinity- induced changes in essential oil pigments and salts accumulation in sweet basil (Ocimum Basilicum) in relation to alterations of morphological development.
Effect of chitosan on the biological properties of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.).
Monica Gagliano and Michael Renton from the University of Western Australia attempted to grow chilli seeds (Capsicum annuum) in the presence or absence of other chilli plants, or basil (Ocimum basilicum).
Reports [46] have demonstrated the very high antioxidant power of aqueous Ocimum basilicum extract in acute hyperlipidaemia in rats.
Root specific elicitation and antimicrobial activity of rosmarinic acid in hairy root cultures of Ocimum basilicum. Plant Physiol Biochem.