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.

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