The versatile basil plant instills serenity, cures headache and nervousness

Countries with warm climates were once home to this plant. In recent years, basil can be grown in almost every country in the world and in areas with harsh climates and cold days. Basil can be grown in gardens and pots on balconies. We use basil as a seasoning for salads, sauces and various dishes. It is used for flavoring when canning vegetables. Due to its medicinal properties, basil is valued in every home.
Headache basil tea: Pour one tablespoon of basil over a cup of boiling water. The pain is slowly disappearing, the head is clearer. This beverage helps with cramps, low appetite, low blood pressure, bronchial asthma, neurosis and epilepsy. Basil has a high content of essential oil, minerals, sugar, ascorbic acid, protein and glycosides.
You can harvest basil two to three times in one season. New twigs full of tiny basil leaves always appear. Basil loves water so water it regularly. Fresh basil juice is used to treat inflamed middle ear (otytis), eczema and wounds that tend to heal. Basil tea can be used by people who want to get rid of a hangover. Care should be taken with the quantities as overdose of tea causes irritation of the bowel and cleansing of the bowel.
Pour a tablespoon or two of dried basil with 250 ml of water. Once the beverage has boiled, cook over low heat for another five to ten minutes. Allow to cool. Strain the beverage through a strainer. Drink a drink throughout the day in a few sips each time. Thus, appetite is stimulated. It is useful in gastritis and enteritis, coughing, asthma, urinary tract inflammation, toothache, angina, sneezing. It can be a tonic for depression of the central nervous system and impaired blood flow.
Basil preparations and teas are contraindicated in diabetes, high blood pressure, thrombophlebitis, myocardial infarction and heart disease.

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