Sweet basil is native to India and Iran and is widely grown as a kitchen herb. It is found growing wild in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The leaves of plant are sweet, aromatic, warming and pungent. They are used as flavouring agent and in the preparation of salads. Sweet basil is a medicinal herb and its leaves and seeds are used for curing variety of diseases. It is antibacterial, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, carminative and nervine. The seeds are used to reduce body heat and nervous debility. For this purpose they are soaked in water overnight and consumed in the morning. The leaves are effective remedy for digestive and respiratory disorders.
Thiruneetru Pachilai Powder, 100 gm