Results for - Basil Leaves

1,646 voters participated in this survey

1. Holy basil, also called tulsi, is highly revered in Hinduism. It is believed that the herb was found growing on the original cross of Christ when it was discovered by the Empress Helena, and hence basil has religious significance in the Greek Orthodox Church, where it is used to sprinkle holy water. Do you know about this?

Yes
9%
152 votes
No
78%
1,284 votes
Not Applicable
13%
210 votes

2. The 'tulsi' plant or Indian basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition. The name 'tulsi' connotes "the incomparable one". Tulsi is a venerated plant and Hindus worship it in the morning and evening. Tulsi grows wild in the tropics and warm regions. Dark or Shyama tulsi and light or Rama tulsi are the two main varieties of basil, the former possessing greater medicinal value. Of the many varieties, the Krishna or Shyama tulsi is commonly used for worship." Do you know about this?

Yes
7%
119 votes
No
76%
1,257 votes
Not Applicable
16%
270 votes

3. Which of the followings uses are you aware?

Basil Pesto– This culinary use is one of Basil’s most popular uses and variations of this are used in cultures around the world. At our house, we add pesto to everything from eggs, to meats, to slices of fresh cucumber
39%
642 votes
General Cooking– Dried basil can be easily added to practically any dish. Basil is used around the world in many different cuisines with good reason.
52%
860 votes
Calming the Stomach– The Italians may be on to something with adding Basil to everything. It is thought to have a calming effect on the stomach and 1/2 teaspoon of dried or fresh Basil Leaf in water can often help sooth indigestion and alleviate feelings
13%
219 votes
Coughing and Colds
7%
118 votes
Facial Steam for Headache
5%
83 votes
Antibiotic properties:
7%
119 votes
Stings and Bites: If you are working outside and get bitten or stung by an insect and don’t have any Plantain growing nearby, chewing up a basil leaf and applying to the bite will help relieve the pain and draw out the venom.
5%
83 votes
Ear Infections: According to Mountain Rose Herbs: “The essential oil is antibacterial, and drops of basil oil may relieve ear infections.”
4%
62 votes
Blood sugar: There is some evidence that Basil can help level out blood sugar if consumed regularly and drank as a juice or tea.
5%
75 votes
Stress Reduction
5%
81 votes
Not Applicable
34%
565 votes

4. Do you grow Basil?

Yes
18%
294 votes
No
71%
1,163 votes
Undecided
2%
30 votes
Not Applicable
10%
159 votes
10/06/2015 Living 1646 19 By: sharmasimpy

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