Can i substitute basil for antibiotic pills?

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You can use basil in addition to your antibiotic pills. Basil is a culinary herb which is found to have several medicinal properties. Its medicinal properties have already been recognized by Ayurveda and Siddha, traditional medicine of India. Recent studies on its essential oils have revealed that basil has compounds which act against harmful microorganisms in the body. It has been found to be effective against infections caused by:

·     Gram-negative bacteria.

·     Gram-positive bacteria.

·     Yeast.

Therefore, you can add basil in your regular diet to naturally fight against bacterial infections, in addition to any antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.

Learn more about the medicinal uses of basil here.