Basil side effects
SIDE EFFECTS OF BASIL
What are basil side effects?
- Toxic effects: scientific studies warn that high doses of estragole (like when using basil essential oil) may be toxic because of its carcinogenic potential. For the same reason long treatments with the essential oil of basil are contraindicated .
- Intoxication: There is a risk of poisoning when using basil essential oil. The risk of poisoning by eating fresh or dried plant as a spice is very low.
- Headache: in high doses basil essential oil is considered narcotic. It may produce headache or other unpleasant symptoms
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