African basil brew

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This basic based brew helps to reduce fever. Boiling leaves with some cardamom (close to alligator pepper) in about two quarts of water, then mixed with a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of milk, brings down temperature. An extract of basil leaves in fresh water should be given every 2 to 3 hours; between doses you can give sips of cold water. This method is especially effective for reducing fevers in children

What You'll Need

  • African basil leaves cardamom
  • about two quarts of water teaspoon of sugar Spash of milk

What You'll Do

  • Boil water, add the basil leaves and cardamom. Then add milk and sugar.
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