Basil is one of the oldest and most popular spices and was used in Africa, Asia, and India, where it was considered a sacred plant. There are as many as 35 types of basil, the most famous of which is ordinary basil, which gained fame through gastronomy. But also in beverages, and the most famous variant is the one in the form of pesto sauce.
The healing properties of the essential oils have long been known in ancient times, and modern research confirms this. This herbal remedy contains essential oils rich inactive substances. Plant essential oils are harmful to parasites and protect the body from pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and diseases. Basil is rich in vitamin A, iron, magnesium, and antioxidants that stimulate circulation, reduce cholesterol oxidation, and protect against the formation of free radicals.
Benefits of basil:
- A powerful antioxidant
- Strengthens immunity
- Protects against infections, cancer, and tumors
- Improves digestion
- Protects the liver, blood vessels, and heart
- Reduces pain and fever
- Protects against dementia and slows down aging
Many people do not know about the healing properties of basil, and when they find out, they wonder how to use all its benefits using it only as a spice or in very small quantities? The answer lies in basil tea.
Preparation of basil tea
To make basil tea, you need to pour two teaspoons of dried basil into boiling water. Leave it for 15 minutes and drain it. No need to add sweeteners. The tea is extremely tasty and refreshing and is a perfect hot drink to boost immunity during cold days.