The extraordinary basil,
known around the world is a plant native to tropical Asia and through the Middle East it is widespread in Europe, especially in Italy and in the South of France and from these countries throughout Europe. In America began to spread with the first shipment since, being considered a medicinal plant, accompanied always travelers
Responsible for the aroma is the essential oil
which is, inter alia, by: estragole, linalool, eugenol, cineolo, methyl eugenoli depending on the greater or lesser amounts of one of these components has a more or less fragrant Basil
or with special aromas.
PLANT PARTS USED
Basil leaves are collected from spring to summer and the flowery Summit gathered in the summer.
Should be freshed used instead.
HOW DO I USE
Basil can be used as infusion for indigestion, colds, flu, headaches, nausea, abdominal cramps, nervousness, depression.
I gargle with infused Basil relieve sore throat.
Combined with the water of the bath invigorates the skin and smells as well as leave a pleasant scent.
Distilled water basil is used as a tonic for the skin.
The fresh leaves eaten helps digestion while used as compresses soothe irritation.
Use in the kitchen
In almost all countries of the world is used in cooking to flavor of its leaves to flavor the dish.