September 9, 2014

Benefits of Basil

Basil is my most favorite herb because of its scent. I place it at the corner of my kitchen so whenever I wash dishes it takes away my tiredness, clears my mind and actually helps me breath better. 

I bought this basil at Cartimar for P50 (pot not included, they charged me P300! My husband likes the pot so I forced myself to pay them, hmmm...)

Aside from that, having this herb in my kitchen allows me to make a better presentation of foods I serve to my family.

Sauteed shrimp in garlic and olive oil

Pork steak
Benefits of Basil

1. Famous for adding flavor to food
2.  Its unique fragrance and flavorful leaves have anti-oxidant, belonging to the mint family 
3. This potherb has some serious mind-body benefits like busting stress clearing the skin. Oh yes, clearing the skin! So for those who wants to be flawless, try this herb.
4. Basil herb contains exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
5. Help to protect from age-related macular disease (AMRD), especially in the elderly.
6. Protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
7.  Plays a vital role in the bone strengthening function.


  1. I have basil in my yard too!! i love the smell!!! can they live inside the house? Mine will will die soon kasi nsa labas, i harvested the seeds so i can plant new ones sa spring ;) I love the smell of the basil too!! will try to transfer some in a pot. mine is not as tall as that though.

    1. Yes, it can live inside the house. dito ha. i don't know there. pero we put it out for sunlight at least 2x a week. bukay pa naman, 2 mos na yan. but it'll definitely die soon. mga 4 leaves na lang sya kasi i used it for cooking and garnishing. you are lucky may plant ka dyan. dito i have to buy every 2 months. ok lang naman kasi beneficial naman even its fragrance diba.


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