Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Basil, West African
Botanical Name   Ocimum viride, Ocimum gratissimum
System Affected   diarrhea, insect repelent, gargle, wounds
Properties   diarrhea repels insects leaf oil is antiseptic gargle (contains thymol), dressing for wounds treatment for conjunctivitis
Description    
Origin   Africa
Notes   In Ghana is called Adefetue
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    Basil, Wild
Botanical Name   Clinopodium vulgare
System Affected   stomach
Properties   helps overcome stomach weakness
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Notes   can be used as a tea
Toxicity   none
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    Basil
Botanical Name   Ocimum basilicum
System Affected   kidney, expectorant, insect repellent, warts
Properties   kidney emphysema, expectorant external: insect repellent, warts
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Notes   also called: Saint Josephwort; used in cooking
Toxicity   none
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