Benefits of Basil

Basil is one of the healthiest vegetables used for loss of appetite, intestinal problems, kidney conditions, fluid retention, head colds, warts, and worm infections. It is also used to treat snake and insect bites.
It also helps in mental alertness and the ointment made in basil is used to keep the mind calm. It helps to give focus and relaxation. Basil is full of antioxidants that flushes toxins and bacteria. Sweet basil contains a compound called eugenol, and lime and lemon basils have limonene. These antioxidants, along with others such as anthocyanins and beta-carotene, help to fight free radicals in the body that can otherwise lead to cell damage and increase your risk for a variety of health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.