Not just for Salad, Kemangi has Many Benefits for Health

"Kemangi brew is effective for difficulty to pass gas, vomiting problems, cough, chronic dysentery, and diarrhea. Ingredients in kemangi leaves also have antimicrobial properties to fight nine types of pathogenic bacteria."

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  04/05/2021 08:58 WIB

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Kemangi (lemon basil, Ocinum sanctum) is a herb often served along with cucumbers, tomatoes, and cabbage as vegetables. Even so, kemangi is not just a complement for any fresh vegetables. Many properties in kemangi leaves are good for the body.

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Kemangi contains antimicrobial compounds to fight nine types of bacteria and prevent the entry of pathogenic viruses or fungi that harm the body. Kemangi leaves also contain lots of vitamins A and C as well as minerals P, Ca, and Fe. In 100 grams of kemangi leaves contained 154 grams of calcium and 69 grams of phosphorus. The flavonoids and eugenol in kemangi acts as an antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, cholesterol, and has anti-cancer properties.

  1. Lower Cancer Risk

Quoted from d.theasianparent.com, a 2013 study showed that eugenol, apigenin, myretenal, luteolin, and carnosic acid in kemangi was able to prevent several types of skin, liver, and mouth cancer. These compounds can increase antioxidant activity and cancer cell division.

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  1. Prevent premature aging

Still quoted from d.theasianparent.com, a research presentation at the British Pharmaceutical Conference explains that kemanggi can prevent the premature aging. The property in kemangi is effective for preventing cell damage caused by free radicals in the brain, liver, and heart. In addition, kemangi antioxidants are also able to inhibit the aging of cells in the body.

  1. Helps fight bacteria

The cineol, linalool, eugenol and other compounds in kemangi can fight bacteria in the body. Kemangi limits all forms of bacterial growth, including the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli, and pseudomanas aeruginosa.

  1. Help nourish the brain

A study shows that kemangi can prevent cognitive degradation. Kemangi leaves contain minerals that can increase the activity of electronic transmitters in the brain. Glycosylceramide metabolism is also able to protect the brain from free radicals and oxidative damage.

  1. Overcoming arthritis problems

Quoted from doktersehat.com,  the beta-caryophyllene in kemangi is quite effective for overcoming arthritis pain. It also helps relieve the burning sensation in the joints due to arthritis.

  1. Get riding of stomach problems

Kemangi leaves can overcome stomach problems, such as bloating, ulcers, lethargy, and colds. In addition, kemangi can cure digestion and infections in the intestine to stomach problems.