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regularly was used by Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Indians, and Romans for a long list of #healing
purposes, including the treatment of #diabetes
Basil’s Amazing Healing Properties
According to research, basil essential oil has the power to strengthen the immunity. As it possesses antiseptic and antibacterial characteristics, it is highly beneficial for bacterial #infections
. You can also opt for basil tea.
Maintains the cardiovascular health
Basil is abundant in vitamin B6 and #magnesium
and it can therefore prevent the buildup of toxic homocysteines in the body. The magnesium in it will maintain the health of the heart and minimize arrhythmia and heart attack risk. .
Basil possesses strong antioxidant characteristics and thus, it can fight off free radical damage. This is one of the major reasons for numerous diseases, including cancer. The #beta
-carotene from basil becomes vitamin A into the body. Vitamin A will keep your blood vessels safe and avert rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and osteoarthritis, also associated with free radical damage.
How to Use Basil in the Kitchen
The best way to include basil is to add it at the end of the cooking process- this will maintain optimal flavour
Opt for fresh basil when possible
You can make Pesto Genovese sauce with parmesan and basil (ideal sauce for pasta)
Another excellent pasta sauce with this amazing herb is a mixture of basil and chopped garlic and olive oil
Basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella make a delicious Italian salad
To make basil tea, soak chopped basil in boiling water for 8 minutes. Strain the content in a cup and drink it while warm
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