What is basil good for?
This tiny green herb is packed with more health benefits than you might know.
According to Medical News Today, basil is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities, its anti-aging effects, and its antibacterial properties. This means that basil has the ability to combat arthritis, promotes youthful physical health, and holds the bacteria on your plate at bay.
Basil also has the ability to prevent cancer, as this review shows. Its phytochemicals may have the effect of preventing cancers of the liver, skin, oral, and lung.
The most common use of basil is as seasoning in food, especially in Italian food like pasta or pizza. Due to its health benefits, basil is also used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Basil could also be enjoyed as a beverage. Tea company – Organic India, has created a series of wellness tea with this herb. It comes in different flavours such as masala chai, peppermint, lemon ginger, etc. All of them boast to have nourishing and stress relieving effects.