Basil

Nature: Cool, Taste: Pungent


Basil


Nature: Cool

Taste: Pungent

Act on organ: n/a     

Therapeutic effectsSoothe itchy, hot and irritated eyes; relieve insect bites; protect against the harmful effects of aging.

Basil provides Vitamins A, C, and K, along with iron, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. Loaded with flavonoids, basil helps prevent cell damage from radiation and oxygen.

Studies have established that compounds in basil oil have potent antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. Studies also suggest that eugenol, a compound in basil, can keep your gut safe from pain, nausea, cramping, or diarrhea by killing off bacteria such as Salmonella and Listeria.