Health Benefits of Basil

Posted by Connie (Manitowoc, Wisconsin) on 10/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Basil helps Varicose Veins, leg cramps/circulation

I drink too much coffee and get tight calf muscles. Also I have small varicose veins. One day I stumbled on this, and it works so well I try to use the basil every day. It makes my legs feel warm and relaxed; I can usually tell when it starts to take effect, as I suddenly notice the sensation. Also, the veins are shrinking. This is what I do, not sure what's most important, but the basil seems to be the thing. I tried just making basil tea, and it didn't seem to work.

Scrambled Eggs
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon basil (dried)
chopped onion
olive oil to grease the pan
pinch sea salt
pinch ground black pepper
cook as usual

green pepper
olive oil
fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon basil (dried)
pinch sea salt