Basil has been known to be an Ancient native Basil has long been used as a sacred and noble herb. In fact, the word “Basil” comes from the ancient Greek “Basilikon” which means “royal”.
Today, Ocimum Basilicum (the scientific name for basil) grows in many places around the world. This fragrant herb is used as a seasoning in a variety of dishes and cuisine to Enhance its Medicinal use. Some of the Potential Benefits of Holy Basil are:
Basil in Treating Blackheads and Pimples
Basil contains Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory qualities that treat Blackheads and Acne. Its regular use helps to remove dust from your face. Just Make a blend of this incredible herb with Curcumin or Aloe Vera and apply it two times on your face and you will see its effects in a short span.
Basil in reduction of Scars
Basil can be used to lighten scars. With the help of basil leaves, Bruises and Acne Scars can be healed. Make a paste by heating some chopped Basil leaves and mixing in one teaspoon of honey and lemon in a bowl. Use it as a face mask. Let it sit on your face for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Improves Skin Health
Basil Leaves are full of Antioxidant properties that make your skin Shine and Nourish the body. Application of Basil Leaves provides Antibacterial protection to the damaged Skin Cells.
Fights Skin Infection
Basil has strong Antibacterial properties that can prevent stubborn skin infections like Ringworms and Eczema. Take some Basil leaves Squeeze them into a paste and mix half a cup of yogurt into it. Apply it on the affected areas to get relief from Ringworms and Eczema.
Basil for Hair Problems
Apart from skin, Basil is an amazing natural remedy for hair too. When chronic hair problems give you sleepless nights, this simple herb may work as a surefire cure.
Basil is a natural Anti-Inflammatory agent that soothes dry Itchy scalp and all other associated issues like Dandruff, Hair Fall, Infections, etc.
Basil for Stress & Anxiety Management
All parts of the Holy Basil plant act as an Adaptogen. An Adaptogen is a natural substance that helps your body adapt to Stress and promote Mental Balance. But scientific research shows that Holy Basil has Pharmacological properties to help your mind cope with Stress. Many time practitioners recommend drinking Basil tea using the leaves.