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HEALTH BENEFITS OF BASIL

DO YOU KNOW THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BASIL?

Basil, known as Saint Joseph’s Wort, is native to India and other Asian tropical areas. It is a herb belonging to the mint family, often used as a seasoning in cooking. This herb is commonly used in Italian cuisine as well as Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisine. The word “basil” is derived from the Greek word “basileus” that means “king”, and the French refer to basil as l’herbe royale (the royal herb). Basil is used in ayurvedic and Tamil medicines, which are considered a form of alternative medicine in the Indian subcontinent. Basil has different types that differ in smell and taste; the most commercially available kind used in Italian food is sweet basil that has a strong clove scent …

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