It’s called The King of Herbs, but its real name is BASIL. Namely, basil is one of the most ancient herbal plant that comes with various health benefits and phytonutrients. In cultures around the world, people call it the “holy herb” because it is grown for its medicinal leaves and seeds. This herb grows in warm climates. Scientist claimed that there are so many different varieties of basil, but all of them are put into three main types: sweet, purple, and bush.
As referred to as one of the healthiest herbs in the whole world, basil is best when it is fresh and has an earthy aroma with a delightful flavor. It has an impressive long list of nutrients. One of them is Vitamin K which is the most important vitamin for blood clotting.
Just 2 tablespoons of basil can provide you 29 percent of the daily recommended dose. Basil will provide you with Vitamin A as well, and this contains beta-carotenes and powerful antioxidants all of which protect the cells linina a number of variety of body structures. This includes the blood vessels, from free damage. It will help you prevent cholesterol in your blood from oxidizing, as well as preventing atherosclerosis, heart attack and strokes.
There are other vitamins and minerals that basil contains such as: iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C and potassium. It also has antibacterial properties and DNA-protecting flavonoids.
Basil – Health Benefits:
Powerful Antioxidants – provides an amazing protection against a lot of chemicals known as carcinogenesis, as discovered by many studies.
Natural Antibiotic – Because of to its anti-microbial content basil is one of the most powerful natural antibiotic. You can combine it with garlic and make it so powerful it can prevent and cure many health issues.
Cleanse the Blood Vessels – This extremely healthy herb is also very good for cleansing your arteries from the LDL cholesterol, as we mentioned above.
Other Health Benefits – Last, but not least, basil is also very good for treating and preventing many health problems, such as: headaches, diarrhea, constipation, cough, parasites, warts, kidneys, etc.