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Friday, July 2, 2010

The Secret of Basil (kemangi)

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For those live in the Sunda land must have been familiar with this lemon-scented plants. Basil is very popular in Indonesian cuisine, rice side dish in Batavia, in ulukutek leunca of Sunda, in rice krawu East Java, and in complete Manado porridge.

Although inexpensive and commonly found, basil is also called Lemon Basil is proved to have properties very much.
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Decoction rubbed with basil, onion and coconut oil on the abdomen, chest, and back it can relieve flatulence and colds. If you have problem body odor and bad breath, consume fresh basil or drink water boiled with basil, beluntas leaves, and turmeric can be overcome.
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According to John Henry M. in his book entitled "A Dictionary of Practical Medical Materials", basil efficacious cure indigestion, breast pain, and kidney stones. In addition, basil can also be overcome influenza, menstrual disorders, ear pain and headache / migraine, intestinal infections, and neurological disorders. Not only that, the aroma of basil can reject a mosquito bite.

For men, 1-8 sineol compounds in basil can overcome the problem of premature ejaculation, and argininnya substances can enhance endurance of sperm as well as preventing infertility. Whereas for women, anetol compounds, boron, eugenol, and stigmaasterolnya able to stimulate the hormone estrogen, killing the fungus causes whiteness, as well as stimulate egg maturation.

Basil oil blend works against the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis, and Escherichia coli, ward off infection from the virus Basillus subtilis, Salmonella paratyph, and Proteus vulgaris.
Not only that, a substance capable of protecting flavonoids in basil cell structure of the body and acts as a natural antibiotic. Basil is also rich in beta-carotene, and magnesium, essential minerals that work to keep and maintain heart health.

In the field of beauty, basil can be refined and taken as a mixture of volatile oils for the manufacture of drugs or body care ingredients such as soap, prickly perfume, body moisturizer, and aromatherapy oils. However, the use of basil as a massage oil should not be applied to pregnant women.

If mixed with scrubs, basil can stimulate blood circulation in the body so smooth and shiny skin and cure acne and hair loss.

Surprised with the efficacy of seabreg basil? Wait what, immediately enter the basil in your daily menu.


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