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Flavorful Thai basil Has Amazing Heart Healthy Benefits

Known as one of the main ingredients in pesto sauce and used often for its fragrant flavor, Thai basil is one highly nutritious herb.

Belonging to the mint family of Lamiaceae, basil first originated in India. Grown in India for more than 5,000 years, basil or sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is called as Saint Joseph’s Wort in few English-speaking countries.
Basil has been derived from the Greek word called “basileus”, which means “king”.While French consider it a royal herb, in India basil has [...]

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