To make a cup of basil tea, infuse 3 teaspoons of fresh chopped basil leaves per cup of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes, then strain and enjoy.
Basil is said to reduce nausea and is a mild sedative. It's used by herbalists for respiratory troubles. It's also known to improve blood circulation and aide the digestive system.
In addition to it's culinary uses, basil is sometimes applied externally as an insect repellent.