No wonder Basil is translated from Greek as "his Majesty", and in India is considered a sacred plant. Its unique chemical composition not only provides a stunning aroma and taste, but also helps in the fight against infectious diseases, colds, gastritis, bronchial asthma, and colitis. It is recommended for flatulence, intestinal cramps, low blood pressure. Crushed fresh leaves can also be applied to wounds that are hard to heal.
Hindus, for example, grow Basil in the living room so that it is disinfecting the premises.

The beneficial properties of Basil in the fight against colds

Due to the high content of essential oils, this grass helps with colds. So, a decoction of Basil lowers the temperature, makes breathing easier, reduces inflammation and nasal congestion. To prepare this remedy, just add a tablespoon of crushed Basil Cup of boiling water, let stand about half an hour and then drink the solution throughout the day.
A solution of fragrant Basil, it is also possible to rinse a sore throat.

To relieve inflammation of the upper respiratory tract using inhalation with Basil. Pour the boiling water into the pan, put a few sprigs of Basil and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Then breathe in for 10-15 minutes on the prepared solution, covering your head with a towel.

The beneficial properties of Basil in the fight against cardiovascular diseases

The composition of Basil essential oil include camphor, which stimulates the heart and has beneficial effects on the nervous system. And vitamin PP, also present in this fragrant grass, strengthens the walls of blood vessels. To normalize cardiac function, it is sufficient to drink 100 ml of decoction of Basil and lemon zest.

The use of Basil in cooking

A fragrant aroma and a pleasant salty taste allows you to use Basil in vegetable salads, meat and fish dishes. It goes well with lamb, beef, poultry and offal. This plant can also be added to soups, marinades or canned.

In Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, the Basil fragrant, put in the tea, dessert, and even milk drinks. And uses not only the fragrant leaves, but also the root and seeds of Basil. Well, this sweet-scented grass and other spices: rosemary, marjoram, thyme, mint and coriander.