Ocimum americanum L.
Brand: Franchi
Packaged:0,7 g
Ex Tax: 2.45€
Classic Italian basil ''Tigullio''.
Professional seeds in pills.
Mid-early variety. Plant 35-40 cm high.
The leaves are green in color, with a pleasant delicate aroma and taste, and contain many vitamins and minerals.
Used as salad greens, seasoning for soups, meat and fish, especially suitable for making sauces for pasta dishes.
Basil has tonic properties and improves digestion.
Grow by seedlings or direct sowing in open ground. Sowing of seedlings is carried out in late March - early April.
Sowing in the ground in May or early June. Planting seedlings in the ground - early June. Planting pattern 30x30 cm.
Prefers well-structured, humus-rich soils. Needs regular watering.

* Basil leaves are used for medicinal purposes.
The aerial part of the plant contains essential oil, tannins, ascorbic acid, glycosides, sugars, proteins, and minerals. The composition of the essential oil includes eugenol, methyl chavicol, cineole, camphor, ocimene.
An infusion of basil leaves is used for rinsing for stomatitis, sore throats, for lotions for difficult-to-heal wounds, and internally as an antifever, carminative, is a lactogenic remedy for nursing women, and is also used for neuroses, headaches, epilepsy, bronchial asthma, intestinal and hepatic colic, flatulence, lack of appetite and low blood pressure. Fresh juice of the herb is used for inflammation of the middle ear, eczema, and difficult-to-heal wounds. In large doses it is irritating.
In folk medicine it is recommended for gastritis, colitis, rheumatism, cough, whooping cough, and a hot infusion of basil is prescribed for inflammation of the kidneys, bladder, colds, and runny nose. Fresh and dry leaves are used as a seasoning for various meat, fish, and vegetable dishes.

5 g of herb per 250 ml of boiling water, leave in a porcelain teapot for 15-20 minutes, drink instead of tea 1-2 times a day for neurasthenia.

1 tbsp. l. herbs for 1 cup of boiling water, leave for 1-2 hours. Drink 1/3 glass 3 times a day as a sedative for insomnia and migraines.

Basil preparations are contraindicated for coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, thrombophlebitis, and hypertension.

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