Basil is very much useful for increasing memory power.
Indians use basil in temple for worship that is decorated with flowers.
Basil is effective against vomiting, nausea, constipation, depression, whooping cough, headaches, fever and cold.
Basil is most useful with the stomach and its related organs.
Most of the people in India use basil for cooking, such as in tomato sauce, pesto or vinegars. Also it is sprinkled over salads and sliced tomatoes.
Basil leaves contain a kind of bright yellow volatile oil which is useful against insects and bacteria