BASIL: The King of Herbs
Derived from the Greek term "basileus", meaning Royal
Found in Egyptian tombs that buried Kings
The royal herb with superhero powers.
There are thirty-five various Basil types.
Why not tag along on this royal Gulzaar Foods journey on the basil discovery route?
Appearance and Description
- Green Leaves
- Belongs to the mint family
There are various types of basil inclusive of:
- Lemon Basil
- Sweet Basil
- Curly or Italian Basil
- Thai basil, holy basil
- Lettuce-leaf basil.
- Smell and flavor varies and is dependant on chemical components and essential oils contained.
- Clove-like sweetness and pungent
- Mediterranean and Italian, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Thai cuisine.
- Dried basil, fresh basil or basil that is oil infused adds a dazzling basil flavor and benefit to healthy meals like:
- Sautéed vegetables
- Flavor stews,
- Fish and meat
- Herbal teas
- Flavor liqueurs
- Mixed drinks
BASIL Health Benefits
Essential oils present in basil include
These oils inhibit enzymes, the root of many diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and heart diseases.
- Fights Cancer
- Antibacterial Properties
- Antimicrobial Properties
- Combats Stress
- Fights Depression
- Cardiovascular Health
- Liver Function and Body Detoxification
- Alkalize and Digestion Improvements
- Natural Aphrodisiac
- Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetics prevention
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- Ambrose, Dawn C. P.; Manickavasagan, Annamalai; Naik, Ravindra (25 July 2016). Leafy Medicinal Herbs: Botany, Chemistry, Postharvest Technology and Uses. CABI. ISBN 9781780645599. Archived from the original on 21 April 2017.
- Robin Nelson-Shellenbarger (25 February 2013). Family Herbal Wellness. Booktango. pp. 38–. ISBN 978-1-4689-2481-7. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.