The Healing Power of Basil

Mar 21, 2013 by

Basil is an herb that has been cultivated for thousands of years as a food source, but also for its medicinal benefits. This “power herb” is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, B6, Folate and Minerals: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc; as well as Dietary Fiber and Protein. The leaves can be used in culinary dishes or the oil can be applied topically or taken internally. When ingested, basil helps protect against DNA damage with the help of antioxidants orienting and vicenin, by protecting cells against oxidation and radiation. Basil also aids in arthritis (Eugenol), bacterial infections, coughs, constipation, cramps, and upset stomach. Applied topically to the skin, basil oil has anti-bacterial properties (Including Antibiotic Resistant), which make it great for acne prone skin. High in Vitamin A (Regenerative Properties), it’s also great for combating dry or maturing skin (Fine Lines and Wrinkles). Overall, Basil is a great addition to your daily dishes, because of its amazing anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Enjoy and spread the Basil ♥❤♡

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