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Simple, Refreshing & Delicious Drink Recipe With Many Health Benefits - Sabja Basil Seeds

I've wanted to try basil (Sabja) seeds for quite sometime 
but was unable to find them organically certified
I recently found ZenBasil on Amazon
A certified organic basil seed yea!

ZenBasil Organic Basil Seeds

Sabja seeds come from the plant Ocimum basilicum, they have been used in India to make delicious recipes and for their nutritional and medicinal benefits.

Basil seeds are reported to have antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, antibacterial, antispasmodic and antifungal properties.

They can be made into delicious recipes like this one 
and are fun and refreshing to drink

Medicinally, basil seeds are often used for weigh management, stress relief, anemia, digestion problems, skin issues, respiratory disorders and sore throats. They are high in fiber and packed with vitamins, minerals & nutrients. They are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and have anti-oxidants. They are rich in vitamins A, C and K, and minerals such as calcium, manganese, magnesium and iron.

Organic Basil Seeds

Because they are high in fiber, basil seeds can help you feel full. They have the ability to expand 30 times their original size in water.

The seeds are having cooling and soothing effects on the stomach which is said to help reduce reflux and heartburn. It is also said that when the fully soaked seeds are eaten, it helps to cleanse the digestive system, aids in healthy bowel movements and helps to flush out toxins.

The seeds are said to help treat type 2 diabetes as they help to lower blood sugar levels.

Basil seeds seeds also have anti-inflammatory properties and are said to help pains and swellings within the body.

Basil Seeds Health Benefits

For the skin and hair, basil seeds can be used both internally and topically. The seeds contain vitamin K, protein and iron. Including them in your diet is said to help with hair loss and give you stronger shinier hair. Topically, basil seeds have been used to heal wounds, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema and can help with collagen production for anti-aging effects.


Nutritional values of basil seeds: The seeds contain many phyto-chemicals and polyphenolic flavonoids like Orientin, vicenin and other antioxidants. The leaves are rich in essential oils like eugenol, citronellol, limonene, citral and terpineol. It contains beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin A and vitamin K. It also contains important minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, calcium, folates, and magnesium.

Organic Basil Seeds Recipe

I'm looking forward to trying these out over the next few months and sharing my recipes and results with you. I'll be trying them topically, in drinks, puddings, and even sprouts.

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Let me know if you've had any experience with Sabja seeds, 
or if you have any great recipes you'd like to share.

You can find ZenBasil 
certified organic basil seeds
on Amazon in 
Canada & The USA


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