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Basil Leaves (100gm)

Basil Leaves (100gm)

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Overview

 

Basil leaves are medicinal herb, which is also known as sweet basil. It belongs to the mint family. Leaves are glossy and oval-shaped, with a smooth tip and found all year round. Basil leaves are popularly known as tulsi in India.

Basil leaves grow in a humid, warm climate with aromatic, sweet smell where some leaves are red and green having a red stem. Basil leaves grow in well-drained soil and need plenty of water in summer.

Basil leaves grow up to a height of 18 inches and is a bushy shrub. Its color changes from light green to dark purple. It contains a reddish flower with tiny fruit. 

 

Nutritional profile

 

There are plenty of basil leaves nutritional benefits, few of them are:

  • Basil leaves contains vitamins and minerals such as 0% cholesterol, 8% potassium, 6% fibre, 6% protein,105% vitamin A, 30% vitamin C,17% calcium, 17% iron, 10% vitamin B-6, and 16% magnesium.
  • It contains polyphenolic flavonoids such as vicinen and orientin.

 

Health benefits

 

Basil leaves benefits are off the chart. Some well-known ones are:

  • Basil oil is extracted from the leaves to make oil, which is used to cure cuts and wounds and reduce skin infections.
  • Basil leaves contain a lack of vitamin K, which is used in blood clotting.
  • You can buy basil leaves online that contain anti-bacterial properties that prevent us from a skin infection, mosquito bite, cold, and cough.
  • Basil leaves are used in ayurvedic medicines.

 

Uses

 

  • Basil oil is used as skin creams to reduce roughness and wrinkles.
  • Basil leaves are used fresh or dried in tea, dishes, etc.

 

Recipes

 

1. Basil Ice Tea

Ingredients:  5 cups water, 1 cup fresh basil leaves, 1/2 Teaspoon dried flaked Tulsi leaves, 1 Teaspoon Black Tea Leaves or Green Tea leaves, Sugar or Honey

Cooking steps: Add water, Tulsi leaves, and the tea leaves in a pot. Keep it for 5-10 minutes. Then strain it with a strainer into a cup. Drop honey above it and keep it in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 min. Now it is ready to have a refreshment drink. Serve with ice.

 

2. Basil Juice

Ingredients:  2 peeled Oranges, 6 basil leaves, 2 Teaspoon Honey, 5 Ice cubes

Cooking steps: Add oranges, honey, ice cubes in a mixer jar and blend for a few seconds. Strain it in a glass. Now it is ready to drink.