In Ayurveda, every part of the Tulsi plant is said to be beneficial in terms of health. Basil root, its branches, leaves and seeds all have their own importance. Usually, there are two types of basil in the houses. However, if the basil leaves, its juice and its tea are used properly, it can be helpful in getting rid of many serious diseases.
Ingredients to make basil decoction
- Basil 10-12 leaves
- Half Lemon Grass (Green Tea Leaf)
- One inch ginger piece (grate)
- Water 4 cups
- Jaggery 3 teaspoons or three small nuggets
Method to make basil leaves mixture
Firstly wash basil leaves and lemongrass thoroughly. Put water in a pan and boil on medium flame. When it gets little bit hot, add basil leaves, lemon grass and ginger to it and boil for 4-5 minutes. After this, put jaggery in it and close the gas. Keep stirring the decoction with the spoon so that jaggery gets dissolve. After cooling for 1-2 minutes, drink hot after filtering in the cup. In addition, you can also add 2-3 black peppers in basil decoction and if you want flavors, then put a cardamom in it too. It does not matter if you do not get lemon grass. Without it, you can make a decoction of basil.
It is helpful in providing relief from cold, sore throat, cough. Mixing pinch of rock salt in it can be helpful in treating flu quickly.
It is best to remove stone from stomach. If one spoon full of honey is mixed daily in this decoction, then it can beneficial in providing relief from urinary problem. Take it for about 6 months.
Fill the water in the vessel and put basil leaves in it for about one or two hours. Filter it later and drink it. The risk of skin related disease will get reduced during the winter season. Moreover, the infection related to skin can be treated by consuming this basil decoction.