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15 WONDERFUL BENEFITS OF BASIL

Besides its aroma and taste, this popular culinary herb has a great many health benefits. Perhaps, you didn’t even know about them!

  1. Basil raises the overall tone of our organism. That is so important for us in autumn and winter, when we often have melancholy mood and fall asleep on our feet.
  1. This herb helps to restore the gastrointestinal tract. It promotes digestion and relieves food stagnation.
  1. Traditional medicine recommends to use basil as a sedative remedy, adding it to a bath.
  1. Basil decoctions are recommended to drink so as to relieve cough (especially prolonged), headache, inflammation of the urinary organs.
  1. Basil essential oil has a bactericidal action.
  1. In stressful moments add a few drops of basil essential oil to the aroma lamp – your general condition will be improved.
  1. Basil essential oil is often used  for insomnia, migraine, loss of olfaction.
  1. Basil essential oil relieves toothache: add 1 drop of oil to 1/2 cup of boiled water and rinse your teeth 4-6 times a day.
  1. Basil tea is used for diseases of the nervous system. Pour 1 tbsp. of chopped herb (with stems and flowers) with 1 cup of boiling water, boil for 5-10 minutes, and infuse for 30 minutes. Drink 1/4 cup, 4 times a day before meals.
  1. Basil tea stops vomiting and relieves nausea.
  1. In the morning, drink basil tea with honey and your day will be plenty of new ideas,  you will feel energy till the late evening.
  1. Those who have motion sickness, can chew basil leaves while traveling.
  1. Indian pharmacists have proved that basil improves the body’s defense against free radicals that can lead to cancer.
  1. Scientists recommend adding basil in food every day or at least as soon as possible.
  2. Do not forget to keep a few dry basil leaves in your wardrobe. There will be a pleasant smell and one more bonus – absence of moths.

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