Basil is powerful natural antibiotic and the king of herbs. Basil is one of the richest herbal plants abundant in notable health – benefiting phytonutrients. This popular super healthy treasure is also called the “holy herb” in many cultures around the world. People primary grow it for its medicinally useful leaves and seeds. Warm, tropical climates are best conditions to grow basil.
More than 60 varieties of basil exist according to experts and they can be classified into three main types: sweet, purple and bush.
These powerful healthy plants are easy to maintain indoors and out.
Snip off budding heads when they appear and underneath the base of a leaf near the bottom on spindly stems to keep your plant full, and a new branch will appear.
This plant is full with nutrients and it’s best use is when is fresh, and releases a sweet aroma that is rich in Vitamin K – the essential vitamin for blood clotting.
Only 2 tablespoons of basil provide 29% of the daily recommended value. This plant helps prevent cholesterol in blood from oxidizing, atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke.
Basil is rich in: iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A, which contains beta-carotenes, powerful antioxidants that protect the cells lining a number of numerous body structures, from free radical damage including the blood vessels.
Natural Antibiotic – If you combine the super healthy basil with some garlic, you will get the best natural antibiotic that has ever been made.
Cleanse the Blood Vessels – Basil is excellent for cleansing the arteries from LDL (bad) cholesterol.
This powerful herb treats and prevents many health problems, like: headaches, diarrhea, constipation, cough, parasites, warts, kidneys, etc
Source: Just Healthy Lifestyle