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Why We Should Eat More Basil

Why We Should Eat More Basil


  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. 



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


  • 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)