Basil leaves are one of the oldest herbs, which is the best known to humanity. It contains a lot of healing and healthful properties that have been the most special knowledge across the world. Moreover, it is a culinary herb used to enhance the properties of food.
Benefits of basil leaves:
Basil is called the powerhouse of antioxidants (free-radical scavengers). Free radicals are the most unstable atoms that cause heavy damage to the cells and put a man at increased risk of many health complications, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
These leaves have many beneficial compounds like Vitamin K, Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin A and essential oils. In addition, it is very rich in antioxidants like beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and beta-carotene.
Basil helps to slow down premature ageing because it has numerous antioxidant compounds. It contains 18 g of Vitamin C, which helps to reduce oxidative damage. It supports natural collagen synthesis. Basil helps to reduce oxidative damage from ultraviolet sun exposure. So, because of this, skin quality can be maintained for years.
Diets high in antioxidant nutrients are best for excreting anti-ageing benefits, and basil leaves excel.
Basil contains biotic and other dietary fibres, promoting good bacteria called probiotics in your gut. These probiotics help food digestion, promote regular bowel movement and treat constipation. Therefore, typical basil leaves can reduce the risk of diarrhoea and digestive tract infections.
The basil leaves work well as an anti-allergic, antiviral, and antibacterial, which helps cure staph infection and other fungal infections. It can also be used to treat the various conditions of the skin.
Let’s make delicious basil chutney:
- Basil Leaves
- Garlic cloves
- Diced Onions
- Green Chilli
- Diced tomatoes
- Salt to taste
- 3-4 Spoons Water
1. Wash all the basil leaves nicely
2. Take a Chopper and add the basil leaves into it.
3. Add the diced onions, tomatoes and green chillies.
4. Add some garlic, cloves, and salt to taste.
5. Turn on the chopper and grind well all the ingredients.
6. Add 2-3 Spoons of water and grind it again.
7. Take out the chutney and add a pinch of lemon juice over it.
It’s ready! You can serve it with hot fritters.