Clinopodium Vulgare L.
Wild basil is a perennial rhizomatous herb with square, upright, hairy stems and opposite pairs of leaves. The leaves are hairy, ovate or lanceolate in shape, and have short or no stalks, wedge-shaped bases and bluntly-toothed margins. The inflorescence is a terminal spike consisting of several loose whorls of clusters of flowers growing in the axils of the leaves. Each flower has a short stalk, five sepals about 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long and five petals 12 to 15 millimetres (0.47 to 0.59 in) in length which are fused into a tube. The flowers are pink, violet or purple and have two lips. Each has four stamens, a long style and fused carpals.
The herb grows all over Bulgaria, especially in the lower parts of the mountains Stara planina, Sredna gora and Rhodopes.
Contains a substance with a soothing effect, greatly stimulates the regenerative processes of the human and animal organism, has a beneficial effect on the circulatory system, strengthens the resistance forces.
Strengthens the resistance forces at night-time in children, has anti-diabetic action.
Attention! Do not use in pre-infarction, heart valvular processes, pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 8 years of age.
Wild basil - dried herb
Can be used for: warts, thorns, hens, wounds, abscesses, parkinsonism. Clears arterial blood platelets and speeds up healing in stomach and kidney stones, prostatitis and cystitis.
Method of preparation: 1 tablespoon of the herb is poured with 400 grams of cold water. It stays for 2 hours. Drink three times a day 150 grams, 15 minutes before a meal.
Packing: 30 g