Basil is a delicious kitchen herb used in everything g from Thai cuisine to Italian dishes. It is an excellent source of iron, calcium and magnesium, and also contains lots of vitamins A, C, and K. It is high in antioxidants, and contains at least two compounds — eugenol and beta-caryphyllene — that help fight inflammation as well. Basil is also great for cardiac health, and can help reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure. Basil can also help you manage stress.
- All of the flavor variants of basil contain lots of iron, vitamins A and C, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants.
- Basil also contains two strong anti inflammatory compounds known as eugenol and beta-caryophyllene.
- Consuming basil is also good for your bad cholesterol and your blood pressure.
“Most people think of basil as that robust, delicious flavor found in Italian and Thai cooking, but did you know basil can reduce inflammation, stress and anxiety levels, too?”