Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

The Wonderful Benefits of Applying Holy Basil on the Skin

With the help of its anti-aging properties, Holy Basil helps to restore the lost glow of the skin by detoxifying it. Holy Basil can also be used to treat acne as it contains remarkable anti-inflammatory properties.

10 Wonderful Skin & Hair Health Benefits Of Holy Basil

  1. Holy Basil Slows Down The Aging Process

    Besides containing amazing anti-aging properties, Basil contains a high content of anti-oxidants, which helps to rejuvenate your skin. The Holy Basil also frees the skin from the clutches of oxidative damage and maintains your skin health. You can either boil the basil leaves and drain out its water and drink the concoction or you can apply a face pack made up of the extract of the leaves and then rinse it off to prevent premature aging.

  2. Holy Basil Helps To Intensify The Glow On Your Face

    The application of basil powder has amazing benefits on your face. Rub a small amount of dry basil powder on your face and witness it work its wonders on your skin. Holy basil powder will render you with a natural glow on your face and can also help you to get rid of the dark spots. You can prepare a paste by mixing the basil powder in water and then apply it on your face to increase the glow on your skin.

  3. Holy Basil Helps To Combat Acne

    The leaves of Holy Basil help to detoxify the blood and they contain a high content of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents, thereby helping to remove the toxins from the blood and purify your skin and getting rid of acne. All you need to do is apply a paste made up of basil leaves along with sandalwood paste or rose water on your face. Let it dry for at least 20 minutes and then wash your face with cool water. You can also consume holy basil tea to treat acne. This holy basil remedy can also be used to treat blackheads, pimples and acne marks and scars on the skin.

  4. Holy Basil Protects Your Skin From Infections

    Basil contains amazing antibiotic properties which help greatly to treat skin infections. The basil leaves hinder the growth of various bacteria, such as E. coli and B. Anthracis, which trigger various skin infections. You can prepare a simple concoction by boiling 250 grams of ground basil leaves along with an equal quantity of sesame oil. The consumption of this holy basil concoction will definitely help to treat numerous skin problems like itching and help maintain your skin health.

    You can also prepare a mixture of ground basil leaves along with lemon juice added in equal proportions. The consumption of this holy basil mixture will definitely help to treat skin diseases like ringworm.

  5. Holy Basil Helps To Lighten the Skin Tone

    Another wonderful benefit of holy basil to maintain your skin is that improves your skin tone. Make a paste by mixing basil leaves along with water and besan. Now apply this holy basil paste on your skin. It will help to cleanse your skin and lighten your skin tone.

  6. Holy Basil Helps To Treat Eczema and Vitiligo

    Yet another wonderful benefit of holy basil to maintain your skin health is that it helps in treating skin conditions. It is believed that the regular intake of basil leaves helps to cure the symptoms of vitiligo and also helps to treat eczema as well. However, remember to consult your doctor before using holy basil leaves to treat any skin condition.

  7. Holy Basil Helps in Skin Tightening

    Skin tightening is another wonderful benefit of holy basil to maintain your skin health. In case your skin has blemishes, then basil is beneficial for it. All you need to do is whisk an egg and add it to a paste of basil leaves. Now apply this basil mixture on your face and let sit for at least 20 minutes on your skin. Basil, as well as egg white, helps to make the skin pores smaller and makes your skin firmer. This holy basil and egg white skin mask will also help you to get rid of the toxins present in your skin thereby preventing infection.

The Wonderful Benefits of Applying Basil Leaves on Hair:

Holy Basil helps to prevent hair loss by adding to the strength of the hair follicles. Moreover, besides helping to treat itching and dandruff, the basil leaves also help to decelerate the premature graying of the hair.

  1. Holy Basil Helps To Prevent Hair Loss

    Make a paste of basil leaves and mix it with your hair oil. Now apply this paste on your scalp and leave it on for around half an hour. You will witness the holy basil work its wonders on your hair within no time. This holy basil mixture will not only help to rejuvenate your hair follicles but will also help to keep your scalp cool. Moreover, it will also boost blood circulation to your scalp.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: August 11, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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