Ever heard of Basil leaves possessing a power as robust as relieving headaches? Basil is an antispasmodic. Using it in its fresh form can fix your throbbing head. Basil is used in folk medicine for treatment of constipation, flatulence, stomach cramps, anxiety, and depression. It also consists of some qualities that can fight off cancer!
1.Heat 3 litres of water till it starts to steam. Switch it off the moment it starts boiling as you don’t want it too hot!
2.Sit down in a comfortable chair with your feet in a large bowl/tub/basin. It should be big enough that water will comfortably cover his/her feet.
3.You will receive a bonus feet massage if the bottom of your basin/bowl is lined with massagers. Here is a picture for reference!
4.Add a big handful of fresh uncut basil to the foot basin.
5.Pour in the hot water.
6.Cover the top of the basin with a napkin to retain the heat. However if the heat is more than you can tolerate, pour in water of a slightly lower temperature and adjust it to your requirements.
7.Massage your foot in motions that relax your feet as well as your mind.
8.Once you are done, you can wipe your feet dry with a soft towel and preferably take a short nap to rejuvenate your mind!
Basil Spray for Bugs and Mosquitoes
1.Place water atop stove and let it boil. Remove it from heat once you see vigorous boiling.
2. Place the basil leaves in a pot or bowl and pour the hot boiling water over the top.
3.Allow the leaves to soak in the water properly for around three hours. Cover with lid after the first one hour if needed.
4.Squeeze as much of the liquid as you can from the leaves. Pour this liquid into a spray bottle, and add in the vodka. Add the basil essential oil if desired.
5. Shake and apply anywhere the bugs or mosquitoes are biting.
Fresh mint will give this recipe a strong minty aroma, as well as flavour. Since this tea is prepared with herbs, it is considered to be a herbal tea.
Herbal teas have a myriad of benefits. You can vary the mint in this recipe as long, as per your tastes and preferences, as long as you make sure that your choice of leaves are fresh. Serve it hot or cold, with honey/sugar or without, or with or without lemon. It’s your choice!
- 2 cups fresh water
- 15 mint leaves (peppermint or spearmint, both work)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
- Lemon slices
- Lemon juice
How to make it
1.Place water on the stove on the highest setting. Bring the water to a boil.
2. Remove from heat and add mint leaves.
3.Let the mint leaves sit in the utensil for 3 to 5 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove or keep the mint leaves in the water itself depending on desired strength.
4.Add optional sweetener as desired.
5.If serving cold, fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the mint tea over slowly. If serving hot, pour the tea into mugs.
6.Garnish with optional lemon slices and/or lemon juice to taste.
With this, we have come to the end of our article about basil and mint remedies. If you have any remedy that you want to share. Please feel free to share it with us.