Basil tea

September 5, 2011  • 

 

 

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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  1. 5 Star Foodiee says:

    I love the flavor of basil, and the tea with it sounds wonderful!

  2. Sally - My Custard P says:

    I’ve never heard of basil tea but it looks (and I bet it smells) divine.

  3. Chiara says:

    I didn’t know that… and I happen to have tons of basil in my little herb garden this year. I’ll have to try and make tea with it!

  4. Joanne says:

    basil is definitely one of my favorite herbs and I bet the flavor of it in this tea is super refreshing!

  5. TheKitchenWitch says:

    That’s so funny! I posted about tea with herbs in it today as well!

  6. Ausra says:

    what a great idea! I’m so making this tonight!

  7. Priya says:

    Wat an aromatic tea, looks awesome..

  8. Adelina says:

    I never had basil tea. I actually make my mint tea in the same way you have prepared your basil tea. I can’t wait to try it with basil.

  9. Claudia says:

    Considering chewing on basil leaves to reduce stress… so at least I won’t be stressed 3 months of the year. I have noticed that its aroma is calming.

  10. lisaiscooking says:

    I’ve had to leave my basil plants for a few days without being watered. I’m hoping they survived. I’d love to cut some leaves and make tea when I return home!

  11. Murasaki Shikibu says:

    The Indians use sacred basil or Tulsi in a tea with sugar & butter to treat sore throats. I’ve tried it and it works wonders. I even used to have a pot of Tulsi back in Tokyo and wish I had one here.

  12. Susan says:

    Wonderful idea! I can imagine how wonderful the scent of this tea must be.and I have an abundance of basil right now.

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