Growing basil indoors year-round with ROOT’s smart hydroponic garden system is easy and affordable to do.
Basil (Ocymum Basilicum) is one of the most popular herbs and one of the finest herbs that adds some extra flavor and delight to any sweet or savory dish. Growing basil is always a highly recommended herb for your indoor garden.
Whether you’ve planned a Vietnamese hot and spicy dish, a sizzling hot Italian dish, a colorful quinoa salad, or a creamy steamy soup to your menu, basil is certainly a tasty condiment that will satisfy all of your sense, and will apparently provide a whole-lotta’ health for you and your family.
Let’s begin our journey and discover why having fresh, organic hydroponic basil is an awesome addition to your kitchen counter.
Health Facts for Basil
Basil is loaded with a lot of health goodies. Here’s an 8 list of its very many health benefits.
1/ Anti-inflammatory Effects
First off, basil contains BCP which is known for its Anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Basil can also help reduce inflammation due to its powerful essential oils, which greatly aids those suffering from arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Holy Basil has been proven to reduce swelling in the body by 73% in less than 24 hours, now that’s pretty good.
2/ Rich in Antioxidants
Antioxidants found in basil can neutralize free radicals that may have entered the body from polluted air, water, or toxins in the diet.
3/ Can Prevent Cancer
Basil contains phytochemicals which can naturally prevent cancer and can protect normal cells from the damage done by chemotherapy or radiation. The oils found in basil can kill and prevent the growth of harmful or malignant cells from developing in the body.
4/ Combats Diabetes
Basil has also been proven to reduce glucose levels, which is helpful for treating or preventing diabetes.
5/ Protects Your Liver
A study has shown that Basil extracts have greatly increased the production of detoxifying enzymes. These enzymes clean and protect the liver, and can reduce the buildup of fats in the liver.
6/ Contains Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties
Basil’s essential oils can protect the body against harmful bacterial growth. Medical studies have proven basil’s antibacterial oils success in combating illnesses and infections. It’s antimicrobial properties can fight against yeast, molds, bacteria, and viruses. These antimicrobial properties are useful for women who are prone to candida virus and those prone to other forms of skin irritations.
7/ Anti-Stress Agent
Herbal medicine relies on basil as a natural adaptogen which can help the body adapt to stressful situations and environments.
8/ Helps Fight Depression
Basil stimulates neurotransmitters in the brain which are responsible for regulating the hormones that are known to generate happiness and energy. Awesome.
One half cup of basil contains:
98% Daily Value Vitamin K
6% Vitamin A
5% Vitamin C
4% Calcium, Iron, and Folate
3% Magnesium and Omega-3 Fats
Basil is an essential herb to have in your indoor garden and can be used with so many dishes and drinks too! Growing basil indoors with ROOT’s super smart hydroponic garden systems makes growing basil inside year-round, no matter what season or climate incredibly easy to do and have all the fresh organic basil to at your fingertips on-demand at all times right from your kitchen countertop.