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Super foods: Basil has a big number of health benefits

Widely used as a herb in cooking, the basil plant belongs to the same family as mint and is a native to tropical areas around the world. Basil is available in a variety of types or hybrids, but the most commonly used version has a fairly strong, pungent taste with notes of sweetness.

Its fame as universal seasoning staple aside, basil also has a number of health beneftist. Here are some examples:

Antibacterial effects

There’s evidence that basil has strong antibacterial properties. One study pitted basil oil in various diluted concentrations against the multi-drug-resistant bacteria Enterococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas. Results showed the basil oil had an inhibitory effect on the bacteria,, which researchers found encouraging, given how widespread these difficult-to-treat bacteria are.

Tuberculosis symptoms

Research in 2012, looking at the traditional use of basil in treating the symptoms of respiratory illnesses, found that the extracts from the plant (leaves, fruits, and flowers) had potential for use in helping to ease tuberculosis symptoms do to a synergistic effect of active compounds.

Cancer-fighting potential

In a 2013 study, researchers found that basil may have the potential to help in fighting several types of cancer – including oral, liver, skin, and lung cancer –  through a variety of mechanisms, such as triggering apoptosis (cell death), antioxidant activity, and slowing down cell division. They attributed these effects to basil’s phytochemical content – luteolin, apigenin, eugenol, rosmarinic acid, and myrtenal, among other compounds. The study authors say the results were encouraging, but further research is needed to establish the possible utility of basil in cancer prevention and treatment.

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