The mild temperatures in Andalusia make it possible to grow basil in winter. Soon the spice plant is on the regular menu. And with it the daily fascination for this powerful royal herb.
In addition to its use in the kitchen, the basil plant has had its importance as a medicinal herb since ancient times

Basil contains many trace elements, minerals and vitamins, such as manganese, copper and vitamin C. Especially interesting in the current health situation are the following vital substance contents (per 50 g fresh basil):

The so-called Rotterdam Heart Study showed that people who ate foods high in natural vitamin K over an observation period of 10 years had significantly fewer calcium deposits in the arteries, which in turn led to the conclusion that a diet rich in vitamin K can significantly (up to 50%) reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

Healing effect furthermore with:

The healing effect comes in particular from the essential oil of basil. Its components (e.g. linalool, citral, eugenol, etc.) have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, analgesic and also anti-cancer effects.

Source, among others: Centre for Health