|Ocimum basilicum or Basil|
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The holy basil comes in some different varieties which have a slight differences in color and appearance of leaves. But all varieties of holy basil are of medicinal value in Ayurveda.
The strong and pleasant scent of the plant repels most of the household and garden insects and can even prevent the snakes from entering the garden.
Keep some basil and lemon in a pewter container for 24 hours and use the paste as a face mask for the cure of pimples.
Keep the basil powder and dry Indian gooseberry in water overnight and wash hair with filtrate to stop the hair fall.
White spots, Pimples and Acne
Take equal amount of lemon juice and the juice of green basil leaves and keep in sun for 24 hours. Let the contents become thick. Thereafter apply it as a face mask on affected area regularly for few days to get rid of black spots, pimples, acne and white spots. This remedy makes the face spotless.