There is nothing more annoying than a stomachache. Humanity has been dealing with it for centuries, centuries or maybe thousands of years and all over the world there have been all sorts of Natural medicinethat help us fight all kinds of discomforts. However, the truth is that Mexico has a wide variety of plants that can be used to reduce some gastrointestinal conditions.
The chamomile and the mint are some of the most popular plants that have always been used to calm the stomachache. However, there are others that perhaps do not have as much reflector, but that also serve and in a good way, thanks to all the nutrients and properties that can have herbs, that many times we do not know, because we lack curiosity or a grandmother to ask.
If you already have some yesterdays, you will surely remember that your grandmother or your mother gave you some have when you came back from playing because you stomach hurt or failing that before going to school, if you pretended that you had this discomfort because you did not want to go, because the last thing that had to exist was an excuse to miss and for this reason, it is possible that you have had to taste each and every one of the infusions.
What is basil?
And among all the herbal teas you drank, there may have been the infamous basil tea. You remember? Perhaps not so much, but it is a fact that it was not born yesterday, because the basil It is an aromatic plant that is native to the tropical regions of Central Africa and Southeast Asia, which by chance ended not only in Mexicobut throughout the world and also has great uses in the kitchen.
It is an herb with a scent that is very sensitive to frost. It is grown from seeds and cuttings, which can be sown in seedbeds or pots in a greenhouse in early to mid spring. For many years, it has been used in traditional medicine to treat some digestive problems, such as diarrhea, sickness, dyspepsiaspasms and stomach heaviness, naturally and effectively.
To consume it as a remedy, there is nothing better than preparing it as an infusion and for this reason, today we decided to share with you the recipe for a basil tea that you can drink after a food that you have not felt well or of any symptom of any of the discomforts described above. Although if you like the taste of this drink you can consume it even without suffering from anything and it serves to prevent you, so get to work!
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 tablespoon basil
- juice of 1/2 lemon
How do you prepare?
- Boil the water with the basil for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and drink, always on an empty stomach.
- Wait 15 minutes to eat breakfast.