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Sweet Basil or Horapha

Benefits: Relieves cold symptoms and abdominal and intestinal cramps, improves digestion and refreshes physical energy, Crushed leaves can be applied to bug bites to soothe and prevent long-term marks. The leaves contain Vitamins A, B1 B2 and C and calcium, iron, phosphorous and beta-carotine. Use: The leaves are used in curries and in dishes like Stir-Fried clams with chilli paste, Sweet basil is also served fresh as an accompaniment to many northeastern spicy salads, like laab, goi and nam tok; and added to jaew hon soup – the “northeastern sukiyaki”, It is a popular side dish as well for Vietnamese treats like naem-nuang, spring rolls and pho,


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