FUN FACTS

BN: Ocimum basilicum.  罗勒  Luólè. Both Flower and leaves are edible, but leaves are more widely used.  Different types basil has different aroma. Sweet basil smells like cloves, cinnamon basil smells like cinnamon and lemon bas, lemon basil smells like lemon.   It can 

 

CONSTITUENTS

volatile oil - mostly methylchavicol and linalool, methyl cinnamate, cineole, and terpenes.

Basil is rich in vitamins A, C, K, B6, and minerals including iron, manganese and magnesium.

 

USES/BENEFITS

(Disclaimer) Stress and anxiety, depression, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, stomach aches, colic, nausea and vomiting.  Some claims it's useful for bug bites.  It's more commonly used in food (soup - Pho, spaghetti, etc).  It is antimicrobial, antiviral and has antioxidant properties.  It also shows benefits in cancer treatment.   Basil may be a natural mosquito repellent.

CAUTION

 

PRODUCTS

 

 

TYPES

http://www.growables.org/informationVeg/VegPdf/Basil.htm

 

GROWING

 

 

TCM NOTES

This information is for education purposes only.  Seek the advice of your physician before taking any home remedies, herbs, or supplements.

PropertiesTreatmentsUsageCautionsFormulas
Temp Taste Ent. Meridians Photo
Warm
 

Name

罗勒

 Luólè

Sweet

Pungent

Heart

Lung

Spleen

Stomach

Indications/Issues Description / Symptoms Usefulness(1-10)
Anxiety ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Stomach Cramps ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
Nausea/ Vomiting ♦♦♦♦♦
Indigestion ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
 Flatulence ♦♦♦♦♦♦
Stomach Aches ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

 

Actions Description / Symptoms Usefulness(1-10)
Tonifies Yang
Lifts the Spirits/Calm Shen
Dispels Cold/Promotes Menstruation
Support Lungs
Clears Toxicity
Dries Dampness
Expels Phlegm

DOSAGE information found online

Always consult your doctor before taking any herbal supplements.

 

PARTS USED

• Flowers
• Leaves 

***Always consult your doctor before taking any herbal supplements.***

Contraindications

 

Drugs Interactions

 

Herb Interactions

Xiang Fan/ Incompatibility:

Xiang Wei/ Counteraction:

Xiang Sha/ Suppression:

Xiang Wu / Antagonism:

Xiang Xu/ Accentuation:

Xiang Shi/ Enhancement:

The roots of this herb is an ingredient in the following formulas:

 

EDITOR NOTES

Basil is super easy to grow.  It can be grown indoors next to a window or outdoors in full sun.  If you grow it in your garden, you will get plenty of new plants come spring.  I've mostly used basil in soup, spaghetti, etc.  I love the smell of basil.  Now that I have a dehydrator, I'm going to try having it in tea.  I've read that it's a great herbal remedy for migraines and headaches, and sinuses.  

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