holy basil

By grandmaducky Latest Reply 2011-08-08 11:30:48 -0500
Started 2011-08-04 15:07:11 -0500

I just wondered if anyone use holy basil to help level their bg. I wondered if it was a good supplement to add to diet?

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Copperchef 2011-08-08 11:30:48 -0500 Report

I would say that you may want to do more research. Find a homeopathic physician who uses this. Then I would find out if it would be contraindicated with any of your other conditions or medicines. As for me, I would steer clear as it appears the side effects are brutal if one is not careful!!!!

jayabee52 2011-08-05 06:02:50 -0500 Report

Holy Basil Batman! Nah, I don't think it will catch on! LoL!

I had never heard of this so I looked it up on Google. Here's the wikipedia article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocimum_tenuiflorum .

More to the point is this from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ing...

Looking for warnings about any side effects here is something from Right Health: http://www.righthealth.com/topic/Holy_Basil_S...

I haven't used anything like this, so I couldn't tell you more about it.

I pray this will suffice for you to make a choice.

grandmaducky 2011-08-05 07:31:04 -0500 Report

thank you so much i just might try this because i have so much inflamation i would rather try this than take all those naids i don't take any other supplement no vit. so i need to add somethings just trying to decide what to add have been thing hard about multi betic as my vit. Are you doing okay ? I am getting ready to go back to work i work at a school its about time to start up again.

healthcoach97 2011-08-05 10:41:25 -0500 Report

You might want to try adding more Omega 3's into your diet. Omega 3's are anti-inflammatory and Omega 6s are pro-inflammatory. Some sources of Omega 3's are salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts. Everything can be cured through diet and the foods that you eat. I'm a health coach specializing in working with diabetes. Shoot me an email if you have any questions.

jayabee52 2011-08-05 07:42:00 -0500 Report

Yeah, OK becky! I have issues with Benign Perhipheral Vertigo, and occasionally having to vomit, but it is intermittent, and I've learned how to live with it.

OH —- Yeah, it IS almost that time.

GabbyPA 2011-08-05 07:01:16 -0500 Report

Wow, those links are great and after reading them, it seems that Holy Basil might be a good thing to try if you are not currently on blood thinners or diabetes meds. If you are on those, talk to your doctor first, but if a side effect can be a diabetic low, then there might just be something there.

I had never heard of it before this post, so I will look into it a little more. It really seems to be used for quite a few things.

grandmaducky 2011-08-05 07:48:29 -0500 Report

it is something to think about. it is hard to get around here like most other things i will have to order this on cp if i try it.

grandmaducky 2011-08-05 08:20:09 -0500 Report

The heat wave finaly broke it is in the 70's here today raining ( made hubby mad thats it raining cause it make it muddy for his fishing hes off next week for vac ) I don't know if i am ready for him to go fishing again last week had to take him to doc he got into some poision oak had to get him a shot son-inlaw got it to the nurses were laughingat my hubby he hates shots hes a big baby its pretty bad when nurse laugh in front of u it was funny i love it i am very bad

grandmaducky 2011-08-05 09:09:05 -0500 Report

that why the nurses were laughing because i said i need to get a picture of this 1 nurse sugested u tube she told him to pull down his pants he did a inch she started laughing again told him he have to lower them more it is funny taking him to the doctors office on the other hand he wasn't having too much fun but he was grinning at the end i do love him

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