With their roots firmly planted in the soil, basil plants are capable of surviving for many years under normal conditions.
They do not have the same energy reserves as other plants and can die very quickly.
But when they become seriously damaged, their roots will die off, leaving the plant susceptible to damage.
To combat this, a doctor has to manually maintain the roots, using a combination of water and nutrients.
Dr. Sarah D. Williams has been teaching and treating patients with basil disease for more than 15 years, using the technique of root maintenance to preserve healthy roots and reduce the likelihood of root death.
She told CNN affiliate WCPO that the practice of root cleaning has been around for more time than she can remember, and the procedure can be done in less than a minute.
Williams said there are many different types of root systems that can be maintained with different methods, but the basic principles are the same.
“If you have a root that is not very good, it will be dead for a long time,” she said.
“If you do not use a lot of nutrients, you can keep the root alive for a very long time.”
Williams said root maintenance is an important tool in managing the severity of basil disease.
“We know the severity [of basil disease], we know the number of cases [of it], we have been doing root cleaning for about 10 years,” she told WCPo.
“It’s really hard to lose root.”
Williams has seen many patients who were severely affected by basil disease and have died.
“They have had root damage, their leaves have been torn off,” she explained.
“Some of them have died.”
Williams, who has also trained other doctors, believes that the root maintenance technique can help alleviate some of the symptoms of basil and other diseases.
“People who have it may have trouble walking because they have no strength,” she added.
Williams, along with her husband, Tom, who also works as a physician, have been teaching the technique to patients for years.
In addition to teaching and performing root maintenance, they have been practicing a number of other activities such as exercise, nutrition, and cooking.
“I just feel like it’s an important part of my practice to have people practicing it, because I think that’s important,” Williams said.
“I think it’s really important to learn more about this and teach them the basics so that they can make sure that they’re doing it right,” she concluded.