Thanks to its cinnamate compound, this basil variety is beneficial against diarrhoea, constipation, kidney problems, cough, headache and warts. The cinnamon flavour makes it a favourite in Thai and Italian cuisines.
For maximum, and immediate benefit, a tea infusion using the herb is highly recommended:
4 cups of water
3 cups of cinnamon basil leaves
4 bags of black tea
Thinly sliced orange
Honey to taste
Boil the water, adding the basil leaves and teabags. A few minutes after it is taken off the burner, add honey to taste and allow to cool to the room temperature. Strain, refrigerate and serve with slices of organic orange.