Basil

Illustration of Holy BasilOcimum basilicum

Part used: Leaf

Energetics: Pungent, sweet, bitter, warm

Actions: Antidepressant antiseptic anti-inflammatory antimicrobial antispasmodic carminative

Indications: Congestion, coughs, colds sore, throat, indigestion, dysentery, diarrhoea

Since ancient times, Ocimum basilicum more commonly known as basil has been used both culinarily and medicinally. It has been traditionally used to treat respiratory disorders such as congestion, coughs, colds and sore throats [1].

Basil is used in our Meditation Tea.