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There are many types of basil used in cooking (sweet basil, lemon basil, purple Thai basil), the basil leaf is known for its aroma and flavor. Basil is a versatile herb generally paired with tomatoes, cheeses and meat dishes (especially in Thai cooking), and is a primary ingredient in sauces such as the Genovese Pesto, Pistou etc.

Basil was once called the fountain of youth herb with a bounty of healing properties. Basil may help prevent or treat Acne, cancer, cholesterol (high LDL), pink eye, Diabetes Type 2, dry eye syndrome, eye infections, Gout and lower stress and ulcers. Laboratory studies in India have found that Basils antioxidant activities has “the potential to block or suppress” liver, stomach, and lung cancer. Basil has been shown to reduce heart-harming blood fats including total cholesterol and triglycerides.*

Holy Basil a variety native to India, known as Tulsi used as Tulsi tea is known for its rich antioxidant properties. However all forms of basil has the same health giving phytonutrients.


*Medicinal information resources include Healing Spices by Dr. Bharat Aggarwal

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