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Basil (Sweet Basil)

Common Name Basil (Sweet Basil)
Genus / Species Ocimum spp
Part Used Leaf
Energetics Pungent, bitter
Meridians Liver, lung, large intestines
Active Constituents Essential oil, containing estragole, eugenol, rosmarinic acid, linalool, allylbenzenes.
Beta-caryophyllene
Vitamin K
Calcium
Flavonoids – orientin and vicenin
Medicinal Uses Anti-inflammatory
Regulates blood sugar
Digestive and liver stimulator
Anti-oxidant – reduces chromosome damage (DNA protector)
Improves interleukin – CD4 T helper cells
Adrenocortical axis regulator
Anti-stress or anti-anxiety
Anti-immune suppression