Basil: Health Benefits in Your Food

  • on February 15, 2016
Basil Health Benefits

The Millennial King of Herbs!

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Basil exists worldwide in cuisines, and religious rites, for thousands of year. We know mostly of the Mediterranean Sweet Basil, and the more pungent types of Asia: Thai basil, Lemon Basil, Basil Health Benefits EasyLebaneseRecipesand Holy Basil. Basil herb has a strong sweet fragrance, and a savory quality that resembles somewhat the clover and anise.

It is that particular blissful scent that brought it into songs in Lebanon along the Gardenias, Roses and Jasmines. We call it Habaq. Yet, not all Basil or Habaq are edible. Some sit growing in our balconies and  gardens, diffusing their strong fragrance with a touch of a hand.

Basil Health Benefits teaBasil leaves are consumed fresh in salads, and dried or ground finely in cooked dishes. And there is more to the Basil that its blissful fragrance.

It has amazing high level of Vitamin K (98%) and are rich in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin A, and vitamin C. It is also a good source of Calcium, Iron, Folate and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.



Basil Health Benefits

  • Antioxidant, Antiviral, and Antimicrobial
  • Aids in the treatment of stress, asthma and diabetes
  • Excellent for Healthy Bones
  • Acts as Anti-Inflammatory
  • Promotes Cardiovascular Health
  • Sharpens MemoryBasil Health Benefits
  • Fights Colds, Flu, and Herpes
  • Eliminates Infections
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Clears Bronchial Tubes from Phlegm
  • Relieves Mucus in Asthma
  • Acts as an Anti-Stress AgentBasil Health Benefits
  • Lowers Cholesterol and Reduces Risk of Cancer
  • Loaded with Flavonoids for Cell Protection
  • Promotes Healthy Skin and Vision
  • Natural Aphrodisiac




Disclaimer: The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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