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Basil is a flavorsome, leafy green herb that was introduced from Africa and Asia. It’s a member of the mint family, and there are many different varieties. A popular herb used in seasoning in food, this aromatic herb is also used in supplements and teas, which may provide a range of health benefits.
Potential Benefits of Sweet Basil (Medical Studies)
- Reduce memory loss associated with aging and stress
- Lessen stroke damage and support recovery, whether given before or right after a stroke
- Reduce depression related to chronic stress
- Reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension
- Improve fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides
- Guard against aspirin’s damage to your gut, particularly preventing ulcers
- Relaxes blood vessels and thin your blood, similar to aspirin
- Increase mental alertness when inhaled as aromatherapy
- Prevent certain cancers, including of the colon, breast, and pancreas
- An infectious disease alternative to antibiotics, including combating antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria
- Represses the growth of bacteria that cause dental decay
- Repel insects, such as mosquitos and ticks
How to Use
Go the traditional route and whip up a mean pesto sauce. Use as a condiment or as a sauce for fish or pasta dishes.
- Infused Oil
Infuse your favorite olive oil with basil. It only takes a few minutes!
Having a few guests over? Whip up simple finger foods using fresh basil leaves.
- Vegetable Soups
Whip up a batch of a summer veggie soup–add ribbons of chopped basil for more seasonal flair.
Basil pairs nicely with a wide variety of seasonal veggies. Just chop and toss into your favorite salad.
Toss whole basil leaves on your favorite pizza when it’s hot out of the oven. Delicious!
- Fish & Seafood Dishes
Tomato and basil are a match made in seafood heaven. Combine with shrimp or halibut for a delicious main dish.
Use aromatic basil to punch up your everyday sides.
- Frozen Desserts
Basil also goes well with fruit like watermelon, lime, lemon, mango, and strawberries. Combine for variety of mouthwatering frozen treats.
Don’t forget your cocktails! Muddle basil into a lemon or berry-based drinks to balance out the sweetness.
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