This is something I grow in the garden and there is often quite a lot of it. It appears fairly early too (April/May) and grows through until it gets really cold.
I cut some of the leaves at the weekend and added them to the horses' tea. They all ate them as part of their feed but Basil particularly enjoyed his and ate some more leaves out of my hand! I think I may try to grow some in the field as he enjoyed it so much.
See my herb blog for the meanings of these.
Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Bitter, Calmative, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Nervine, Sedative, Stomachic, Tonic.
Useful for female disorders; cramps and regulating the oestrus cycle.
When combined with Hops, Chamomile and Meadowsweet it can help with digestive problems.
40 - 50gms added to feed daily.
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