Cultivated plant in the Mediterranean area of which one uses whole.
Infusion of basil is diuretic and tranquillizer, it helps digestion. A bunch of basil in a room is known as insects repellant.
Also : Gastritis, dysepsy, aerophagia, vomiting, cough, whooping-cough
In external use : Mouth ulcers, styes.
Infusion; 5g of leaves or flowered tops for 100g of water; 2 to 3 times a day after meals.
Wine; let macerate during 3 days 1 handful of leaves in 1 liter of wine, filter; 1 glass after the meal.
Keep a basil plant to protect a room of the intrusion of insects.