The pleasant smelling herb, Basil (Tulsi), the humble herb which looks small, is a mighty powerhouse of antioxidants. So apart from making a lot of dishes taste nicer, basil is also a health-giving herb.
Benefits of basil
It can sooth coughs and colds as well.
It can boost the immune system .
Basil also calms the digestive system.
Making it an ideal addition to meals for people who have upset stomachs, irritable bowel syndrome.
Basil also has antibiotic properties which help the body to reduce internal inflammation.
It lowers blood sugar and can be used by diabetics to manage the condition.
Due to the above-mentioned antioxidants basil is also linked to weight loss.
Start using basil in various forms
Use more basil in your cooking or as a refreshing and detoxifying drink once or twice a day.
Include dried basil leaves in your salads, soups or sandwiches to add to the flavour .
You can start your day with a cup of tea using either fresh or dried basil. Add approximately one teaspoonful of dried basil in a cup of boiled water, and allow it to steep until it reaches a drinkable temperature.