The King of Herbs – Basil – is one of the oldest and most used medicinal plants. It sustains the body, brings beautiful thought to the mind and elevates the spirit. It is no accident that basil is an herb that is present in all religions.
Basil is the most prevalent spice herb in Mediterranean cuisine. It has a soothing effect and is therefore recommended as a natural remedy against stress and nervous tension. Basil has a strong antibacterial and antiviral effects, prevents colds symptoms such as cough and chest pain, increases appetite. It is desirable to use Basil against intestinal and urinary tract infections. Also, in the fight against liver disease, muscle pain, migraines, abdominal pain.
Fresh basil juice is used to rinse the mouth and throat because it fights against bad breath. It also helps with skin diseases and insect bites.
Basil tea contributes to a better general condition of the body and also relieves the symptoms of headaches, insomnia, and nausea. It is recommended for irritable persons, people with restless sleep and people suffering from dizziness, migraines, abdominal cramps. Basil tea soothes coughing, inflammation of the stomach, intestines and secretory organs.
Recipe for basil tea to relieve stomach pain
Make a mixture of 2 tablespoons basil, 2 tablespoons mint, 2 tablespoons St. John’s wort and 2 tablespoons thyme. Pour the entire mixture with 700 ml of boiling water. Let stand for 2 hours, then strain. Drink 1 cup of this tea before meals.
Тincture against bloating reduced stomach acid and to relieve pain and swelling of arthritis
In a jar put 100 grams of dried, crushed basil and pour it with half a liter of 70% alcohol. Close the jar well and allow it to stand for at least 15 days in a dark, warm place. Strain after 15 days, then take the alcohol back into the jar. You can throw the basil. From this tincture, take 15 drops dissolved in a little water, 3 times a day. This tincture can also be used for massaging affected areas.