“A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.” Sir Thomas Moore
Basil, ‘The Oldest Herb’ is one of my favorites for cooking and health. Discover its balancing health benefits, its amazing history and trivia, and many delicious recipes.
Basil has a distinct flavour which means that you can’t just add it to any dish you make and expect it taste good. But when it works, it is delicious.
7 Health Benefits of Basil
1. Powerful anti-inflammatory from essential oils:
Eugenol, citronellol, linalool, citral, limonene and terpineol are a just few of the oils in basil.
The enzyme-inhibiting effect of the eugenol can help with rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel conditions.
2. DNA Protection
Orientin and viceninare – two water-soluble flavonoids were found to help white blood cells protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.