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Basil (Ocimum basilicum)


Basil

Effect:

antibacterial, antibiotic, appetite-stimulating, calming, diuretic, antispasmodic, expectorant, pain-relieving, diaphoretic, tonic, intestinal cleansing, menstruation-promoting, breast milk-promoting, libido-increasing, digestive-promoting, cough-relieving, nerve-soothing, potency-enhancing, sleep-inducing


Areas of application:

Anxiety, flatulence, abdominal cramps, intestinal infections, fever, gout, skin abrasions, cracked skin, cough, insect bites, headaches, cramps, stomach and indigestion disorders, menstrual cramps, migraines, mouth rot, nerve weakness, fainting, fungal infections, insomnia, wounds that heal poorly, dizziness, abdominal cramps , digestive problems, constipation, menopausal symptoms, worm infestation


Plant parts used:

Leaves, flower tips, essential oil


Collection time:

shortly before flowering June – August


Ingredients:

Essential oil, basil camphor, cineole, menthol, thymol, methyl cavicol, anethole, camphor, tannin, saponins, flavonoids, farnesol, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol


Miscellaneous:

☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of herb is poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for 10 minutes. If necessary, 1 cup or as a treatment 2 cups per day or

☕ Very quickly boil a handful of fresh or two teaspoons of dried leaves in a liter of water. Then immediately drain through a sieve. One cup each morning, lunch and evening. If you want, add some lemon juice or honey.


🛑 Attention: Basil should not be taken in large quantities.


Basil wine cleanses the chest and lungs of old mucus and relieves coughs, making breathing easier.


Basil cooked in vinegar is a vermifuge and anyone who smells basil vinegar wakes up from fainting. You can carry this essence with you as a smelling bottle.


Thanks to its essential oils, basil is also ideal for a stomach massage. Rub the basil herb with your fingers and massage it onto your stomach.


The herb in food and as tea increases the desire for marital pleasures.


As you can already read, basil is not only tasty on pizza or on tomatoes, but also helps against many aches and pains. There is a Thai basil (Ocimum sanctum) that can already be purchased as Tulsi tea in many specialist shops. Tulsi means "incomparable" in Indian (Ayurvedic) and is the most sacred herb and the queen of herbs for Hindus. The basil species is considered a manifestation of an Indian protective goddess and is the sacred plant of every temple. Tulsi balances all three doshas, it reduces Kapha and calms Vata and Pitta.


With 7.3 mg per 100 g, basil is one of the best sources of iron.


The plant does not tolerate heat and should therefore not be cooked anywhere.

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