Basil (lat. Ocimum basilicum) is a plant with green, oval leaves and specific aroma. It can be of 6 different species, which have distinct taste and appearance.
Basil has powerful antioxidant properties which promote a healthy diet and lifestyle, as they protection from free radicals damage, cancer, and prevent aging.
Beta-carotene is one of these antioxidants, which is turned into vitamin A in the body. It prevents the oxidation of cholesterol and protects the heart and blood vessels.
It also prevents rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, osteoarthritis, which are often the result of free radicals. Basil can offer numerous health benefits, such as:
According to scientific research, basil boosts the immune system. It has powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and thus treats various bacterial infections.
Protects the heart and blood vessels
This plant is high in vitamin B6 and magnesium. Magnesium prevents heart attacks and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
B6 prevents the accumulation of harmful ingredients, like homocysteine. Moreover, it lowers the risk of arrhythmia and provides relaxation of the muscles.