How does Basil work?

Basil contains many chemicals. These chemicals might help get rid of intestinal worms. Basil is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Are there safety concerns?

Basil is safe for short-term use in most adults. In some people it can cause low blood sugar. Caution should be used in long-term treatment which may be unsafe for the liver and other organs.

Don't use basil oil. It is UNSAFE.

Basil is safe for children, and pregnant and breast-feeding women, when used in small amounts found in foods. However, it is unsafe when used in larger quantities as medicine.

Dosing considerations for Basil.

The appropriate dose of basil depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for basil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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