Basil is an herb that has been used for centuries to treat digestive issues, including an upset stomach. Here’s how you can use basil to treat an upset stomach:
- Basil tea: Boil a cup of water and add a few fresh basil leaves. Let the tea steep for 5-10 minutes and then strain. Drink the tea slowly to help soothe an upset stomach.
- Chew fresh basil: Chew on a few fresh basil leaves to help calm an upset stomach and relieve nausea.
- Add basil to meals: Incorporate basil into your meals by adding it to soups, sauces, and stir-fry dishes.
- Essential oil: Add a few drops of basil essential oil to a glass of water and drink it to help calm an upset stomach.
Note: While basil is generally considered safe, excessive use of basil essential oil can be toxic. It is important to dilute basil essential oil before using it and to consult with a doctor before using it, especially if you are pregnant or have a medical condition.