Hindus, for example, grow basil in a living room so it disinfects a living room.
Useful properties of basil in the fight against colds
Thanks to the high content of essential oils, this herb helps with colds. Thus, the decoction from the basil lowers the temperature, facilitates breathing, relieves inflammation and nasal congestion. To prepare such a remedy, it is enough to pour a tablespoon of the pounded basil with a glass of boiling water, give to stiff for about half an hour, and then drink the solution throughout the day.
With a solution from the basil scented can also rinse the inflamed throat.
possible to relieve inflammation of the upper respiratory tract with basil inhalations. To do this, pour boiling water into a saucepan, put a few sprigs of basil there and add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil. Then take 10-15 minutes over the prepared solution, covering the head with a towel.
Useful properties of basil in the fight against cardiovascular diseases
The essential oil of basil includes camphor, which stimulates the work of the heart and has a beneficial effect on state of the nervous system. And vitamin RR, also present in this scented herb, strengthens the vascular walls. To normalize cardiac activity, it is enough to drink 100 ml of decoction from basil and lemon zest per day.
Application of basil in cooking
fragrant aroma and pleasant brackish taste allows to use basil in vegetable salads, meat and fish dishes. It goes great with lamb, beef, poultry and offal. This plant can also be added to first courses, marinades or canned food.
And in Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, basil allspice is put in tea, dessert and even sour milk drinks. Moreover, not only fragrant leaflets are used for this, but also root and seeds of basil. It is well combined with other spices: rosemary, marjoram, thyme, mint and coriander.