Basil, also known as Saint Joseph's Wort, is an herb belonging to the mint family. It is used as in cooking and may have some health benefits.
Basil's proposed benefits include reducinginflammation and it is said to have anti-aging and antibacterial properties.
Fast facts on basil
Here are some key points about basil. More detail is in the main article.
The herb may have anti-inflammatory qualities.
Basil is a potent antibacterial.
Containing just 22 calories per 100 grams, basil is nutrient-heavy and calorie-light.
Basil may contain compounds that fight the effects of aging.
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