From antiquity until today, basil has been able to show all its culinary and therapeutic performances. It is a fragrant herbaceous plant with different advantages. It is known worldwide for its utility variants. Indeed, it is also used in cosmetics, perfumery and pharmaceuticals. Basil belongs to the lamiaceae or labiate or labiaceae family. Its different names are ocimum basilicum (unscientific), royal herb, sauce basil, grand basil and cobbler orange tree. It has an abundant amount of linalool, eucalyptol, estragole and phenolic compounds. It is a plant native to India, Central Africa and Southeast Asia that grows very easily.
Wonderful therapeutic gains with its use
Basil is a plant very rich in phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, calcium, potassium, vitamins A and C. It further strengthens the immune defense while allowing an effective fight against diseases. It ensures the development of bone tissue. This plant is mainly used for treat stomach cramps, nausea, angina, hypertension, diarrhea, kidney dysfunction, constipation, flatulence and cough. She is also qualified for treat rheumatismaches (headache and throat) and other chronic illnesses.
It has a stomachic, antispasmodic, tonic, anti-infectious, stimulating, emmenagogue, tranquillising, anti-emetic, analgesic action…
Basil and its virtues in natural medicine
Its fresh or dried leaves are mainly used to give rise to aromatic infusions, essential oil extracts, herbal teas, vaporization, powders and essence.
This plant fights oral infections by gargling and soothes skin irritations as a poultice.
How does it differ from other aromatic herbs?
For years, it has shown all its importance and does not stop imposing itself not only in the field of traditional medicine (natural) but also in the gastronomic world. Its adorable leaves are amply fragrant and come in a variety of possible uses. Of course, this herb is highly coveted in Asian, Indian, Mediterranean cuisine and almost everywhere in the world. It is best eaten raw as a seasoning for sauces, salads, fruit mixes, vinaigrettes, all kinds of soups, pastas, poultry, meats and seafood.
Can we use it without constraint?
With the basil, there are no major risks or contraindications to highlight. Its consumption and use are only beneficial for the entire metabolism. However, it is always important to respect a certain dose (no more than 30 g per day). With this proportion, you can not only enjoy all these benefits but also avoid possible discomfort (vomiting or other discomfort). The use of certain products (nutritional supplements) based on this plant is strictly reserved for phytotherapists.