Basil ( Ocimum basilicum ) is an annual herb. Every single part of it, the leaves, seeds, flowers and essential oil has healing properties. In addition to improving health, basil can also be used to rejuvenate and soothe the skin.
Basil decoction can be used as a facial tonic. Cleanses and detoxifies the skin , making it radiant and soft.
Crushed basil leaves into a thick paste can be used as a face mask. It is suitable for cleaning the face from blackheads and reducing the discharge of sebum .
The use of basil essential oil contributes to improving blood circulation and thus helps to increase metabolism.
The oil is good for skin and hair. It is widely found in nutritional supplements to improve skin tone and elasticity. It is used for acneic skin and infections.
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, basil supports the healing of the skin and reduces the risk of various inflammations, diseases and infections.
The essential oil is antibacterial against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis and Escherichia coli , antiseptic against Proteus vulgaris, Bacillus subtilis and Salmonella paratyph and antifungal against Candida albicans, Penicillium notatum and Microsporeum gyseum .
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