Medicinal plant used in case of digestive problems, it is usually found in the form of infusion (tea) or essential oil.


Portuguese name: basil
Binomial name: Ocimum basilicum L.
French name: basilic , pesto
English name: basil
German name: Basilicum
Italian name: basilico


Lamiaceae (Lamiáceas)


Essential oils (thymol, linaol, cineol, eugenol), tannins, flavonoids, camphor

parts used

Dry leaves. Flowery summaries.


Antispasmodic, disinfectant, antioxidant.


Gastrointestinal disorders: dyspepsia, spasms, flatulence (bloating), bad breath (gargle), canker sores (gargle), cough, bronchitis.

Secundary effects

We don’t know.


Pregnancy (1 trimester). Small children.


We don’t know.


– Basil infusion

– Basil decoction

– Basil essential oil

Where does basil grow?

Basil grows in Europe and in several other regions of the world. Basil is native to tropical Asia. Basil reaches a height of between 20 and 50 cm. Flowering occurs, in Europe, from June to September. It is an annual plant, that is, it can live for several years.

Plant it yourself!

Heat and sun are not a stressful source as long as there is enough water. Attention, basil does not tolerate cold, when the temperature drops below 12°C the foliage turns yellow. Prune the inflorescences to ensure regular budding throughout the summer.

Also Read:  Growing Basil in Pots

Basil lives in pots on a sunny balcony. It also develops in well-lit apartments, in front of a window.


Plant effective against digestive disorders and which has above all important culinary benefits (taste, disinfectant effect, digestive effect).

It is also possible to use it in the form of a decoction, against canker sores and bad breath.

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