The idea of The Swinging Leaf stemmed from the pressures we face in the modern day world, with the daily grind of city life creating pressure on our bodies, leading to stress and a host of ailments connected to a fast paced lifestyle and the constant onslaught of a polluted environment.

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benefits of basil

Benefits of Basil

When you say Holy Basil, we hear Health Benefits!

Basil is a herb that is cultivated in several parts of the world, mainly India, Africa, and Mexico. Historically, it has been considered a holy plant in Indian culture. It has been used in Ayurvedic treatment as well as ancient Chinese medicinal practices. Basil plants grow well in well-drained, warm atmospheres and have a sweet-bitter taste that is often used to top off the flavors in traditional or exotic cuisines.

However, basil has also become a favorite of folks who are conscious of its numerous health benefits. That is why it has come to be known as the Queen of herbs!

Health benefits of basil

The basil herb has a range of medicinal benefits. It contains essential micronutrients such as Vitamin A, calcium, and a large amount of Vitamin K, to help with blood clotting. It fights against common cold and inflammation. It has several micronutrients and minerals, which ensure healthy development of bones and muscles.

You can buy our Basil Tea from here – Basil Tea

Basil is also known to stimulate the release and circulation of antioxidants in the body. Diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease are caused by oxidative stress. Antioxidants found in basil, like anthocyanins and beta carotene, repair cell damage and prevent one from a greater risk of such diseases.

It also helps markedly improve digestion, preventing ulcers and diseases of the intestinal tract, such as gastroenteritis, and is crucial in maintaining a healthy liver function.

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Significant control of blood sugar level

One of the most positive health effects of basil is its ability to lessen blood sugar levels, and bad cholesterol. This is how it can prevent diabetes. Basil can also ease the blood vessels and thin blood flow, thereby reducing blood pressure and curbing hypertension.

Even though modern medicine has found a solution for these diseases, it must be kept in mind that the consumption of basil in infusions and brews is a more natural, sustainable alternative.

Don’t be surprised if while sipping a basil infusion, you find its simple, soothing benefits spread like a smile across your body!

You can buy our Basil Tea from here – Basil Tea

Basil positively effects the mind too!

Studies have discovered that basil can have a host of positive benefits on mental well-being.

It prevents memory loss caused due to ageing, or stress. Basil is also known to induce mental alertness and has been used in traditional tonics to improve one’s mental retention capacity and stimulate clear, rational thinking.  

Basil can also work wonders when it comes to lessening anxiety and depression, caused by chronic stress. It improves the quality of sleep as well. Nausea caused to stress and anxiety can also be relieved by the consumption of basil infusions.

The Swinging Leaf’s experiment with Basil

We are delighted to have been able to tap into these various health benefits of basil, in the process of crafting our ‘Basil Bliss’ infusion. Making this duet of holy basil and zingy mint, elegant, a wonderful addition to your daily life, will come with manifold pleasures.

You can totally expect it to feel as good to your body, as it will taste to your tongue!

You can buy our Basil Tea from here – Basil Tea