BRIEF OVERVIEW | BACKGROUND

  One of primary ingredients in pesto sauce, salad and Italian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, also known as “Saint Joseph’s Wort.”

  Studies have shown that Basil contains a wide range of essential oils, rich in nutrition and phenolic compounds, polyphenols, E-Beta-CaryoPhyllene (BCP) which may be useful in treating arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases and increase anti-aging and antioxidant activities.

Source: Why Everyone Should Eat Basil. 

l

Usage

Sweet basil has a strong clove scent. Lime and lemon basil have a strong citrus scent.

Benefits

  • A form of traditional medicine
  • Reduce Inflammation and swelling. Extracts of Holy basil reduce swelling by up to 73%
  • Fight cancer: holy basil prevent cancer, preventing certain types of skin, liver, oral and lung cancers*
  • Rich in antioxidant activity
  • Help prevent some harmful effect of aging, according to British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC)
  • Potent anti-bacterial properties
  • Reducing oxidative stress

Nutrition Profile

  • Nutrient-heavy : rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, potassium and calcium and dietary fiber
  • Calorie-light (22 per 100grams)
Secured By miniOrange