Basil relieves flu and helps the digestive system

Cocoparisienne’s photo on Pixabay.    Basil strengthens the immune system and its antioxidant properties help stop the development of cancer cells.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)


Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrheal, anti-ulcer, antiseptic, detoxifying, soothing, expectorant, digestive, diuretic, anti-febrile…


Start by putting a teaspoon of dried basil or 10 green leaves, for a few minutes, in a little cold water, in a cup. Then add water heated to 90°C (when the water starts to boil) and cover for 10 minutes. Once cooled, it is ready to be consumed (see here how to make an infusion).


  • Depression,
  • sore throat,
  • gastric spasms,
  • fever,
  • liver,
  • intestinal gas,
  • flu,
  • bronchi inflammation,
  • insomnia,
  • bad breath,
  • memory loss,
  • constipation,
  • free radicals,
  • regulates the menstrual cycle,
  • nervous system,
  • cough,
  • dizziness…


Pregnant and lactating women, and children up to 12 years old. Each body is different, it is, therefore, important to be aware of any incompatibility, total or momentary, generated by its ingestion.

This text is an awareness. Depending on the season and the moment in which you are, it is up to each Being to feel whether it should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.

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