Basil is a medicinal herb with a lot of health benefit including antibacterial effects .
Basil herb contains exceptionally high level of beta-carotene, vitamin A ,cryptoaxanthin,lutein and xea-xanthin. These compounds acts as protective scavengers against free radicals and other reactive oxygen species(ROS) that play a role in aging and various diseases processes .
Vitamin K in basil is essential for production of clotting factors in the blood and plays a vital role in bone strenghthening
Basil herb contains a good amount of minerals like potassium,maganese,copper and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids,which helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
Basil is an excellent source of Iron.