Health – The Benefits of Basil

We know basil in the kitchen, very flavored and often associated with Italian or Asian cuisine. But the latter is also excellent for health. Discover its many benefits.


Rich in antioxidants, basil is perfect for fighting against the harmful effects of responsible free radicals, which cause premature aging of cells and the onset of skin diseases.

Source of vitamin

When dried, basil is a source of vitamin K. Vitamin K is useful in making proteins that help blood clot. It also helps in bone formation. Made by bacteria in the gut.

Source of iron

Essential for the transport of oxygen and the formation of red blood cells in the blood, iron helps in the production of new cells, hormones and neurotransmitters.

Good for diets

Low in calories, but strong in taste, it enhances dishes and brings them flavor. This avoids fatty sauces.

But also…

Against nausea and vomiting

It helps fight insomnia and anxiety

Against dizziness and nervous migraines

Sudorific, it facilitates digestion

It disinfects. You can use it for example in mouthwash, against canker sores

It can be used internally, with infusions, or externally, in decoction. For infusions, dip in 3 to 5 grams per cup, after meals. In decoction, dip 100 grams per liter. You can also chew raw leaves

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