Basil is our favorite popular plant with pleasant and aromatic smell.
It is collected from the above-ground part of the plant (Basilici herba), that is rich with essential oils, tannins, saponines and bitter substances.
Essential oil is rich with antiseptic ingredients that are used as preservatives and prevent the development of many microorganisms. Thence, this plant is rightfully used in colds, flu, for inhalations, infections of throat and breathing pathways.
It is used to soothe nervous system, against gases, distension and disorders of digestive organs, to stimulate mammary glands and increase milk secretion in nursing mothers.