The plant which has achieved popularity for being commonly found in areas with tropical climate has recently found itself in the center of attention of the natural home remedies community, thanks to its incredible new-found benefits. The plant can be grown both indoors and outdoors and is easy to keep.
Yes, we are talking about basil. Basil is the best herb you can get on the market, and the benefits it offers are best and most noticeable if the herb is fresh. Aside from having an incredible flavor, it is loaded with vitamin K, and just 2 spoons of it can provide your body with almost 30% of the daily recommended dosage of vitamin K.
Aside from this, it also contains beta carotene, antioxidants which fight off free radical damage, heart issues and atherosclerosis, and it is also rich in vitamin A as well. In addition to this, the herb itself has manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, flavonoids, calcium and as if that wasn’t enough, it is capable of eliminating bacteria.
Health Benefits of Basil
Recent studies reveal that basil is capable of removing chemicals from the body, while preventing cancer.
- Natural Antibiotic
When mixed with garlic, basil helps accelerate the healing of wounds and regeneration of tissue.
- Cleans Blood Vessels
According to scientific results, basil stops heart conditions and cleans vessels, thus preventing the LDL or bad cholesterol.
- Boosts Immune System
Not only does this herb strengthen the overall immune system, but it also cures colds, warts, flu, diarrhea, kidney issues, parasites and constipation.
How to Get All The Benefits of Basil
In order to get the most benefits out of basil, it is best if you combine it with a diet that is nutritious, healthy and low in fat and processed foods. Basil on the other hand, has no calories, but it contains many vitamins, also calcium, zinc, magnesium, fibers and potassium.
One of many ways to use it is to chop it up and add it to salads, or garnish it with curry, soup, tomato, pasta or mozzarella.