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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Herb of Kings

Herb of Kings

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said: "Let food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." This is the essence of self-healing. 

Basil was herb of kings, according to ancient Greeks. As a matter of fact, it has been used as a healing herb in India for more than 4,000 years. It was believed that basil was found near the tomb of Jesus Christ, and henceforth it began to spread to all over the world.

Basil has rightfully earned its title as "herb of kings" for a good reason. It is a potent herb for self-healing.

The medicinal properties of basil include the phenolic compounds with potent antioxidant properties, and flavonoids to prevent cell damage, and its anti-bacterial properties. Basil is good for heart health: animal studies in rats and rabbits have demonstrated better blood circulation and less damage to heart tissues.
Nowadays, basil is extensively used in cooking for its mint-like flavor (basil is an herb of the mint family). Remember, put basil only in the last few minutes of your cooking in order to preserve its flavor and its medicinal properties.

In addition to using in recipes for cooking, basil is also used to heal common ailments:

Treating mouth ulcer by putting a basil leaf in the mouth

Curing earache with a drop or two of juice from basil leaves into the ear canal
Rubbing the scalp with basil oil to prevent hair loss

Drinking water with basil and rock salt to overcome indigestion

Treating hoarse voice with honey and basil juice

Always use natural healing foods, such as basil, to combat diseases and disorders -- not pharmaceutical drugs!

Stephen Lau
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