Some people eat garlic to keep the mosquitos away but there are some that claim that eating basil has the same effect. So, grab a couple of leaves from your herb garden, chew and see if it works. GA mosquitos are relentless but I’ll give it a try!
Other uses for basil:
Basil leaves’ juice is an astringent and excellent tonic for the skin.
Keep some basil blossoms with you and smell them every now and again. In chronic cases, a drop of the essence of basil blossom put in the handkerchief and smelt at intervals cures the problem almost totally. Drinking basil juice with honey is also recommended.
The drinking of basil-leaf tea keeps the blood pressure even
Add a little tincture of camphor to the juice of 10 leaves of basil. Instill a drop or two of the mixture in the ear for instant relief.
Dry some basil blossoms in the shade and grind to a fine powder; mix two grams of the powder with a dessert-spoonful of honey and lick it slowly. A second dose, if needed, may be taken in the evening. An excellent remedy, when others have failed (AKN)!
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