- Ocimum basilicum

Basilic - Ocimum basilicum - Basil

BASILIC. On emploie également toutes les espéces de basilic: on en fait une poudre céphalique qui fait couler beaucoup de sérosités du cerveau. On se sert des feuilles & des fleurs à la maniere du thé pour les maux de téte & pour provoquer les urines. Les Cuisiniers se servent de cette plante pour différens ragoûts.

BASIL. We also use all the species of basil: we make a cephalic powder which causes a lot of serosities [Lymph-like fluid which is secreted by serous membranes] to flow from the brain. The leaves and flowers are used in the manner of tea for headaches and to induce urine. Cooks use this plant for various stews.

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