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Ramiben and Brenda's remedy

Ramiben remedy: Mix one teaspoon of basil juice (made by crushing and straining basil leaves) with one teaspoon of honey and take morning, afternoon and evening.

Brenda’s remedy: To bring down fever, add a few leaves of basil to boiling water, infuse for five minutes and then sip.

Origin: Native to India and China, varieties of basil are found throughout Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Records suggest that sweet basil was used in the Hunan region of China from 807 AD.

History, myths and legends: Basil was used as an embalming and preserving herb in Ancient Egypt. Traces of basil have been found in tombs and mummies. Ancient Romans used basil as a cure for poison and connected basil to love and fertility.

Remedies: Basil leaves have anti-bacterial properties and are highly effective in the treatment of various illnesses. These include: malaria, dengue and chronic fever. Basil can help reduce cholesterol levels in the body.

Please note: It is advisable to check with your Doctor before taking any home remedies

 

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