Basil (the Latin name Octimum sanctum), in many countries of the world valued as a truly holy plant. It is often present in many religious rituals, except that it is crowned with a wonderful scent is also characterized by many medicinal properties. The fact that the basil rightfully bears the name and “king of plants”. It is also the fact that the Hindus worship him as plants with huge holy and healing powers. They use it exclusively for the treatment of diseases and in the sense of respect they do not use it in regular nutrition. Only ordinary Ocimum basilicum was used as a spice.
The following lines relate to the medicinal properties of basil.
If we return to the past, the conclusion is that many ancient nations considered the basil positively affect both the body and the spirit.
Modern trials researches confirm that the basil is certainly beneficial to the human psyche. It has a calming effect and is recommended as a natural remedy against stress and tension caused by everyday concerns and pressures. It is especially useful for people whose profession requires great intellectual efforts as it contributes to better memory. Then suppresses symptoms of a cold such as cough and sore throat. Opens appetite and lowers belly fat. It is recommended against intestinal inflammation and inflammation of the urinary tract.
National medicine recommends the use of basil for the lactating women for better secretion of milk.
Products of Basil
Tea – Except for contributing to a better general state of the organism,alleviates symptoms of headache, insomnia and nausea. It calms the cough, the inflammation of the throat, the intestine, bladder and the kidneys. It used to be used to treat tuberculosis.
Essential oil – it works antibacterial, it is a good antioxidant and is often used as a natural remedy against bloating.
Juice – Juice of fresh leaves is used for rinsing mouth and throat as well as against skin diseases and stings of insects. For the treatment of various inflammations in the oral cavity, it is necessary to chew several basil leaves. This will also remove and bad breath from the mouth. In favor of the article of how good this plant really is, the folk saying is: “The souls of good people smell the basil“.