The benefits of basil

The benefits of basil

Apart from being an exceptional condiment, its properties make it very beneficial for our health:

  • It stops fever and fights colds

In cases of high fever, it is recommended to boil basil leaves with cardamom and drink it as an infusion.

  • Relieves cough and asthma
  • Basil is an active ingredient in cough and bronchitis syrups. To make a homemade one you can boil its leaves in water and drink it. For a sore throat, gargling with this boiled water will also work.
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Its chemicals promote the body’s production of antibodies that fight infection.
  • It can eliminate bad breath and fight oral diseases
  • Some home remedies claim that letting it dry and brushing your teeth with basil solves many oral problems.
  • Kidney function
  • Helps the kidneys to function properly.
  • Helps digestion
  • Basil tea can treat stomach problems such as constipation, heartburn and heavy digestion.
  • Relieves headaches It acts as a muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory.


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