In different types of basil, the ratio of essential oil components varies greatly; the plant may have the aroma of lemon, cinnamon, cloves, anise. There are also varieties with lemon-mint, camphor-cloves, pepper-cinnamon, nutmeg, laurel and even lilac aromas. Basil is high in β-caryophyllene, which helps treat arthritis or bowel disease by reducing tissue inflammation.
Properties Basil is used to treat various painful conditions, from inflammation to bites, has a tonic, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, diuretic, wound healing effect, stimulates gastric secretion.
Use Basil also helps improve memory. Often it is used to overcome the effects of jet lag syndrome - a change in time zone. Basil is commonly found in various treatment options for diarrhea, intestinal parasites, fevers, and skin infections. It has a positive effect on the immune system, lowers the content of uric acid in the body, which is responsible for arthritis and gout. It is also used to reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis. In addition, basil is a repellent, its smell repels insects.