Basil is now one of the most popular culinary herbs. Less known is its healing properties. In my contribution today I would like to draw the bow on the versatile use of basil. Let’s take a look from basil tincture to basil oil.
Basil – medicinal herb
Everyone knows basil that they sprinkle over tomatoes with mozzarella. In almost every supermarket you can now buy the plant in a pot. It is one of the mint family and flowers between June and September. There are innumerable types and variants of it. You can pull it well in the apartment or in the garden and terrace. The commercially available basil types are one-year-old.
Among the well-known properties of basil include: digestive, coughing, nerve-calming, sleep-inducing, sweaty. In addition, it works against migraines, nausea and headache.
May inhibit breast cancer: Latest studies indicate that Indian basil inhibits the spread of breast cancer. So far, positive results could be researched in experiments.
Pour one teaspoon of herb with 250 ml of boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. This tea acts as a sweat tea for colds and fever, stomach and constitutional problems, insomnia, menstrual cramps, bloating and cramps.
Application as sneezing powder from folk medicine
Dried and crushed, basil can be used as a support for the sense of smell after a chronic cold.
You use fresh basil and put it in a glass. This you then fill with grain. Close the jar and leave in a dry place for 8 days to 6 weeks. The longer you let the tincture go, the more intense it becomes. From the finished tincture you can then z. For example, take 1-2 teaspoons full or 20-60 drops 3 times a day. I have this tincture in my purse. It works great against migraines, headaches and if you have stomach problems.