Sweet, silken and fragrant, basil is queen among healing herbs. Native to tropical nations such as India and Iran, it has been used for centuries in combating a staggering range of health problems. I remember my grandmother prescribing it as a panacea for almost every ill, ranging from coughs to cuts to malaria, and everything in between! She followed the ayurvedic way of healing, in which basil has been given the status of a rasayana, or revered ingredient.
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