- Basil was the first native to India, Asia, and Africa
- Basil leaves contain healing properties in abundance for pregnant women
- The tradition of reverence of basil has been continuing in the wide range of cultures
New Delhi, Aug 01, 2017: Basil blooms in many regions across the world, but it was the first native to India, Asia, and Africa. It is chiefly featured in varied cuisines throughout the world including Italian, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian.
The name “basil” is derived from the old Greek word basilikohn, meaning “royal,” revealing the importance of herb in the ancient cultures as noble and sacred. The tradition of reverence of basil has been continuing in the wide range of cultures. For example, in India, basil was revered as an icon of hospitality, while in Italy, it was seen as a symbol of love.
Do you know that the therapeutic properties of Basil are beneficial for pregnant women too? Basil leaves contain healing properties in abundance. Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, copper, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), vitamin C, calcium, iron, folate, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.
In addition, the basil leaves contain antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. There is also plenty of quantity available in it.
1- Basil has antibacterial properties which save the body from every type of infection. If pregnant women devour some leaves of Tulsi regularly during her pregnancy, her body will lessen the risk of infections.
2- Basil helps combat the problem of low blood levels in human body. Women often have a problem of lack of blood during the pregnancy days where consuming basil leaves every day will solve the problem. It is advised that the pregnant women must eat atleast two basil leaves every day.
3-Basil contains a rich amount of vitamin A which promotes the healthy development of the child the womb.
4- There is also plenty of magnesium found in Basil leaves. Magnesium strengthens the bones of the baby in the stomach. And also helps in eliminating the manganese deficiency found in the child.
– prepared by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter @Nainamishr94