Basil is delicious in pesto, but it is also a very beneficial plant; here it is simply used as a tea, to facilitate digestion. However, basil is reputed to help alleviate many conditions.
Basil can help in the case of a cold, of respiratory disorders, or kidney problems, or mouth infections. Apparently, a person can chew on a dozen basil leaves each day twice to help cope with stress. Basil can be even used as a toothpaste.
For a list of fifteen benefits attributed to basil, click here.
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