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Basil: Health benefits of this herb

  1. Basil is a commonly used herb that comes from the aromatic plant (Ocimum basilicum). The herb is native to tropical regions in Asia and Africa. Using basil is easy. Many dishes lend themselves to the savory, peppery, and slightly sweet flavor of the herb. Salads and pasta dishes with basil or poultry or seafood that are topped with basil are some examples of simple basil dishes. Basil is also an excellent food for improving health.

Nutritional value of this herb

  1. Basil is low in carbohydrates, fats and proteins, as this herb contains very few calories. Almost all of the calories in basil come from carbohydrates, mainly in the form of fiber. By including basil in the diet, people get a healthy dose of vitamin K and vitamin A, folate

Scientifically Supported Applications

  1. Acne Basil is used in topical (applied to the skin) gels to treat acne, an inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Applying a combination of 5 percent basil essential oil and 3 percent sweet orange essential oil to the skin daily for eight weeks will reduce the symptoms of the skin condition

Applications not scientifically supported

  1. Diseases

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