Sweet basil "Italiano classico" (Genovese) - Ocimum basilicum.
The plant is 35-40 cm high. The leaves are green, with a pleasant delicate aroma and taste, contain many vitamins and minerals. Used as salad greens, seasoning for soups, meat and fish, especially well suited for making sauces for pasta dishes.
Basil has tonic properties, improves digestion.
Grown by seedlings or direct sowing in open ground.
Seedlings are sown in late March - early April.
Sowing in the ground in May or early June.
Planting seedlings in the ground - early June.
Planting scheme 30x30 cm.
Prefers well-structured, humus-rich soils. Needs regular watering.
1 gram = 900 seeds.
Eng.: Sweet basil. Suom.: Basilika. Sven.: Basilika.
* Basil leaves are used for medicinal purposes.
The aboveground part of the plant contains essential oil, tannins, ascorbic acid, glycosides, sugars, proteins, and minerals. The essential oil contains eugenol, methylchavicol, cineole, camphor, ocimene.
Infusion of basil leaves is used for rinsing with stomatitis, tonsillitis, for lotions for difficult healing wounds, and internally as an anti-febrile, carminative agent, is a lactogenic agent for lactating women, and is also used for neuroses, headaches, epilepsy, bronchial asthma, intestinal and hepatic colic, flatulence, lack of appetite and low blood pressure. Fresh herb juice is used for otitis media, 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 hot basil infusion is prescribed for inflammation of the kidneys, bladder, colds, runny nose. Fresh and dry leaves are used as a seasoning for various meat, fish, vegetable dishes
• 5 g of herbs per 250 ml of boiling water, infuse in a porcelain teapot for 15-20 minutes,
drink instead of tea 1-2 times a day with neurasthenia.
• 1 tbsp. l. herbs for 1 glass of boiling water, leave for 1-2 hours.
Drink 1/3 cup 3 times a day as a sedative for insomnia, migraines.
Basil preparations are contraindicated in coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, diabetes mellitus, thrombophlebitis, hypertension.