Basil is one of the most common herbs used in India for making tea and considered as the Holy herb.
Basil is used not only in tea but also for adding a nice flavor to freshly made vegan pizza and sandwiches in the UK and other countries.
Not only basil tastes amazing but also has numerous health benefits. For example, Basil protects against infection and boost wound healing speed. It is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic (Kill the pain).
Research even suggests that basil may work against infections and wounds, such as mouth ulcers, keloids, acne, etc.
Basil contains antioxidants that can help protect white blood cells. Basil has also been known to help fight free radical damage.
Basil has anti-inflammatory properties: Inflammation is the main cause of chronic diseases. The essential oils in basil is useful to fight inflammation.
Basil just like Cloves may help in Cancer: Basil contains phytochemicals which may be able to naturally help prevent cancer!
Basil contains antibacterial properties:
Basil extract has even been shown to help in inhibiting resistant strains of bacteria that are unable to respond to antibiotic. So for this reasons one can use Basil while treating tuberculosis via natural way. Basil help in boosting the immune system too.
Natural herbs such as Basil, Parsley has amazing healing properties and can be safely taken by most people.
Caution: One thing I have noticed in India while using Basil is that there is too much dust almost everywhere in the environment, so make sure you wash the leaves of basil properly several times before putting them in your tea or other food items.