Amazing Health Benefits Of Basil Seeds

Posted on05/12/2018 by 117272

Basil seeds are becoming the new trend that drives green and gluten-free food lovers. They are used as the main ingredient for the preparation of cocktails and drinks. In India, they are also used in Ayurvedic medicine.

You will find in this article all you need to know about basil seeds: their beneficial properties, their benefits and how to use them in cooking and in the preparation of everyday recipes.

What are basil seeds?

The basil seeds are very small, black and take volume in contact with liquids, releasing nutrients. They do not have a defined taste and are therefore very versatile: sprinkle basil seeds on yogurt, mix them with the morning smoothie or with cooked vegetables.

What do basil seeds contain?

The basil seeds contain:

  • High levels of beta-carotene.
  • Vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K.
  • Minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron.
  • Antioxidant oils.

Properties of basil seeds

Medecinal properties of basil seeds

Basil seeds, as well as basil itself, have many beneficial properties for health; They are considered an agent:

  • Anti-aging.
  • Anti-cancer.
  • Anti-viral.
  • Anti-microbial.

Basil seeds, by the way, are a panacea for circulation and are able to reduce the likelihood of thrombi. In alternative medicine, they are used against stress, asthma and even diabetes.

These germs also protect against free radicals that play a key role in the cellular aging process. They also contain many vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and copper, which are directly involved in cardio-circulatory processes.

Benefits of basil seeds

Among the benefits of basil seeds are:


In fact basil seeds are widely used for the preparation of drinks and smoothies.

Healing power

Basil seeds have a powerful healing power against colds, sore throats and breathing problems.


Basil seeds promote digestion, which helps treat constipation.


Basil seeds have soothing and relaxing properties against stress.


Basil seeds are useful for moisturizing the skin. They can treat skin infections such as acne.


Basil Seeds Facilitate Weight Loss (if soaked in liquid before meals, they can provide the nutrients needed for fat absorption, making you feel full).


The basil seed is a powerful propitiator of erotic desire. It stimulates the desire to surrender to erotic pleasure. The basil seed tea is very popular in folk medicine, used to awaken sleepy sex instincts especially in men. It improves the quality of sperm, and therefore promotes male fertility.

Where to find basil seeds?

Let the flowers of the plant grow (the times when they bloom are spring and summer), then wait for them to dry, put them on a clean surface and blow all the impurities. In doing so, you will see that small black seeds will be released. Now you can collect them, let them sit for a day and then they are ready for use.

How to use basil seeds?

  • Take two teaspoons of basil seeds and add them to a glass of a liquid of your choice (water, juice, tea, smoothie...).
  • Let them "soak" for 2 minutes, the time they take in volume.
  • The seeds release all the antioxidants that they possess.
  • You can also eat them with solid foods, fruits, vegetables, meat or fish. Add them in moderation to the already cooked dishes and taste them too.

Basil essential oil

Basil oil

The essential oil of basil is known for its many properties. It has a balancing action of the bacterial flora, the nervous system and has an anti-mosquito action.

Benefits of basil essential oil


Basil oil has an antidepressant action. It promotes relaxation. The essential oil of basil is indicated in case of mental fatigue, intellectual overwork. It can also be used to counteract anxiety, insomnia, motion sickness, dizziness and stress. It is also used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Rebalancing of the intestinal flora

Taking 2 drops in a teaspoon of honey, helps to restore the optimal microbiological and physiological conditions of the bacterial flora. It protects against acid fermentation, infectious fungal attacks, yeasts and enterobacteria.


If inhaled, it helps open the congested airways. It also helps to thin and expectorate phlegm, asthma, influenza, colds, bronchitis and sinusitis. Some diluted drops in the nose serve against the loss of smell (anosmia).


Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, it is used in the treatment of febrile and influenza, infectious diseases and urinary tract diseases, such as coliform cystitis.


Basil oil is used in the symptomatic treatment of joint pain, arthritis, headache. Basil essential oil can be used as an anti-inflammatory for edema and blood congestion.


Basil oil is effective in resolving difficult digestions. It helps to reduce abdominal swelling, thanks to its carminative action. Its antispathic properties play an important role in the fight against spasms and menstrual pain.


Balsamic oil is a very effective remedy against mosquitoes and to prevent bites and irritating insect bites.

Practical tips for using basil essential oil


Use 1 gram of basil essential oil for every square meter of the environment in which it spreads through the oil burner in the case of emotional stress disorder.

Soothing ointment

Use 10 grams of basil essential oil in a neutral cream and mix. Apply the mixture on irritated skin after venomous insect bites or animal bites, and for oedematous and congested skin care.

Bath toning

Use 10 grams in the bath, stirring strong emulsify the water, then soak for 10 minutes to stimulate blood circulation or use an anti-inflammatory action of the osteo-articular system, in case of swelling of the legs, stasis venous.

Internal use

Use 2 drops in a teaspoon of honey in cases of difficult digestion, dyspepsia, gastric atony, nausea, vomiting and attacks against infections and intestinal disorders.

Side effects of basil seeds

The basil seeds are good for everyone and for all ages but beware of children because the seeds are very small. They should not even be used by pregnant women because they lower the level of estrogen.


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    ca******* ********ti 08/01/2021 Reply

    Bonjour, j'aimerais savoir si les graines de Basilic ne s'utilisent que gonflées dans l'eau ou autre. Pour les salades ou pâtes, faut il les faire tremper ou les consommer directement. Merci pour votre aide.
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