Saturday, June 28, 2014

Basil/Kemangi benefits

Basil. Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Habitat: Grows in lowland until height of 1300 m above sea level.
Description of the plant: Plants are upright shrub with a distinctive odor, reaching 1.5 meters high. The flowers are shaped grains lipped white and pink. The seeds when in contact with water bubbling gelatinous.
Simplesia Name: Folium Ocimume.
Part of plant used: Leaf

Chemical constituents: eugenol; sineol; Metilkhavikol; protein; calcium

Efficacy: Diaforetikum

The traditional recipe:

Basil leaves to taste, Washed clean, Eaten as fresh vegetables.

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