There are many healing properties and uses for basil that have proven themselves by
surviving the test of time:
Basil is renowned for its mood-enhancing properties.
Basil has sedative and calming qualities. A basil sandwich, for example, will help to
Use basil as a gargle for clearing mouth infections - pop a handful of basil in 250ml of
boiling water and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Basil healing properties will help relieve the pain of tired and aching feet. Soak 2 cups
of fresh basil leaves in 2 litres of water. Allow to cool and immerse feet for a good long
soak. You can also crush the leaves and massage into your heels.
It has been said, that a drop of basil juice from the leaves of the plant, has been very
effective in the healing and relief of ear inflammation.
Basil is also an antiseptic and antibacterial herb. Its healing properties can be used as
a digestive aid to relieve nausea and an upset stomach.
Basil is antispasmodic, so aids in the healing and relief of headaches and migraines,
vertigo and even colic.
As a culinary herb, basil is one of the most cleansing and helps with healing kidney and
Basil provides a source of beta-carotene, estragole, eugenol, borneol and Vitamin C.
In Africa basil is used for healing in the removal of worms and in the Far East, as a
cough medicine. In many countries basil is used in healing as an aid to childbirth and is
also said to be an aphrodisiac.
Another use for the healing properties of basil was to crush the leaves and use them to
draw the poison out from insect stings and bites.
Stimulates circulation, aid digestion
and eliminate gas.
Basil is considered a spicy herb, others in the spicy herb family are:
red peppers, ginger, mustard
seeds, cardamom, oregano, marjoram, thyme, garlic,
2 tbsp. Basil
2 quarts warm filtered water ( Mix well )
Administering an Enema