Basil tea, beneficial to our body
A basil tea is a fragrant delight of the senses. I suggest you make a habit of enjoying a basil tea whenever you want to relax. Fresh or dried basil leaves are used for the preparation and aromatization of different dishes, as well as for the healing of many health problems.
The basil is part of the Lamiaceae family, as is mint. The aromatic plant comes from India, currently cultivated in many Asian and Mediterranean countries. Basil has been used since Ancient Times for beneficial health effects.
With basil tea we can treat bronchitis, rheumatism, epilepsy, asthma, hiccups, cough, skin and blood diseases, parasitic infections, neuralgia, wounds, inflammation and gum pain. The basil plant contains eugenol, a chemical compound used some time ago for dental pain.
In addition to the benefits listed above, the consumption of basil tea, helps to normalize blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid profile, as well as problems related to low immunity and psychological caused by stress. A basil tea relaxes and calms us, while having energizing and antidepressant action.
We can make basil tea like this: one teaspoon of fresh basil leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil leaves or 1/3 teaspoon of basil powder, put them in a cup over which we pour boiled water. Cover the cup and leave it to infuse for 15-20 minutes. Tea is drunk warm, unsweetened or sweetened with a pinch of honey.
Infusion of basil leaves and flowers is also recommended in case of abdominal cramps, urinary infections, headache, laryngitis, pharyngitis, flu, vomiting or sore throat and cold. The infusion of basil strengthens the immune system, regulates the functions of the endocrine glands and cellular metabolism, toning being the whole body.
Cold macerated basil, in cures of at least 2 months a year, prevents premature aging, maintaining youth. It consumes 2-4 cups of tea per day. This infusion also helps to restore the stomach after a hearty meal.
Benefits for basil tea
Basil macerate is considered a true elixir of youth, being indicated in anti-aging, menopause, andropause, frigidity and sterility belts. Mask eight teaspoons of basil in water for seven, eight hours. Filter the preparation and consume it every morning on an empty stomach.
Basil alyfia has amazing effects on any skin condition, being recommended by specialists in the field. We can make this basil allify at home, as follows: a pound of fresh lard and a handful of basil, put to boil. Leave to cool and the next day heat up again, then squeeze. Mix the slipped lard with a spoonful of melted beeswax, to which we add two tablespoons of honey. It homogenizes well and is stored in cosmetic boxes.
Basil syrupis one of the best disinfectants in the intestines, while fresh basil juice dripping into the ears is a good remedy for combating pain. For headaches and gastric spasms, place five, six drops of basil juice on a piece of cubic sugar.
Cataplasms of fresh basil leaves,crushed, applied to the forehead, against headaches. These poultices can also be used in the case of insect bites. Fry the place with basil leaves until the itching sensation disappears.
There are four varieties of basil
Lemon basil (Ocimum citriodorum), with an intense citrus flavour, very popular in Asian cuisine.
Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum), with spicy sweet taste, in various varieties with small and large leaves, such as Genovese basil, which is added in the pesto sauce, much loved in Italian cuisines.
Thai basil (Ocinum thyrsiflora), with a taste of licorice, is included in many Asian dishes.
The holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum or sanctum), is native to India, also known as tulsi. In Ayurveda medicine, basil tea is highly appreciated. Tulsi has a sacred place in the Hindu religion, the plant being cultivated in Hindu shelters and temples and is allowed on the pedestal in households, for the ritual of purification.
The basil was also included in the cures of Zamolxe, as indicated by the Epiphany dates, after the Christianization of the North Danube population, the Romans used it for the sanctification of places and the banishment of evil spirits.