Benefits of Basil
Treatment of Skin Infections and Ringworms
Due to their anti bacterial, anti biotic and antifungal properties, basil leaves can restrict the growth of bacterium like E coli and?B anthracis?which cause skin infections. A concoction prepared by grinding and boiling 200-250 grams of basil leaves with equal quantity of sesame seed oil can be applied on the skin to cure itching. A mixture of ground basil leaves and lemon juice can be applied on the skin to treat ringworm.