A potent herb that destroys cholesterol, it cleanses the blood and has strong antioxidant and antibiotic properties
Instead of immediately reaching for prescription drugs in case of a health issues, trying natural alternatives first is always a better idea. Herbs have been used as a treatment of all kinds of health issues since ancient times.
One of those herbs is Basil which can be used to treat impotence, infertility, allergies, kidney stones, asthma, diabetes and many more.
Basil has strong antioxidant properties which protect the body from the damage caused by free radicals which are the main cause of cancer.
One of the antioxidants that basil contains is beta-carotene. It transforms into vitamin A when ingested. This vitamin provides protection of the blood vessels from cholesterol oxidation and it also prevents asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis – all caused by free-radical damage.
Protects the heart and blood vessels
Basil is also rich in vitamin B6 and magnesium which prevent buildup of toxic homocysteine.
Magnesium is also beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attacks and arrhythmia because it promotes blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels and muscles.
Basil oil has the ability to strengthen the immune system because of the powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties which also make it excellent treatment for bacterial infections.
Basil in the kitchen
This herb has a unique flavor which is why it is used in numerous cuisines all around the world. However, make sure you add it at the end of cooking to preserve the flavor.
It is always a better idea to use fresh basil. This herb can be used to prepare Pesto Genovese sauce; it can spice up your pasta or you can prepare a delicious icy desert. Chop the Basil leaves and mix them with sugar cane juice, lemon juice and water. Then transfer the mixture in an ice cube tray and freeze. Once the cubes are frozen blend them and serve.
You can also prepare a colorful Italian salad with tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil leaves. Or make a nice cup of basil tea by putting chopped fresh basil leaves in hot water for 8 minutes.