Basil juice is usually extracted from the leaves of the holy basil. However, it is necessary to add a little amount of water during the extraction process as the leaves are not juicy by themselves and yield just a few drops when crushed together in a juicer. The juice is considered to be very nutritious and particularly beneficial for individuals suffering from kidney ailments. It is usually consumed as a medicine and is one of the primary health ingredients as per Indian Ayurvedic practices.
It is bright green in color with warmth inducing properties. The taste is not unpleasant though having a slight metallic aftertaste. The juice is usually mixed with honey as well as other fruit juices instead of being consumed by itself.
The juice of the basil has been used for thousands of years in curing ailments. It is also considered to be holy by the Indians and often added to food and drinks in order to sanctify them.
Basil Juice Benefits
- The juice when taken along with honey is believed to boost the memory and add luster to the skin.
- A spoonful of the juice taken regularly with ginger and honey can cure persistent cough and ease respiratory problems.
- Using the juice as an eyedrop can also help to alleviate night blindness to a degree.
- Ear aches arising out of infections can be subsided by using the juice of holy basil.
- A drink prepared by infusing green tea, basil leaves and ginger in boiling water can invigorate the body and increase energy levels.
- Regular intake of the juice has proved to be very effective in removing kidney stones
Basil juice extracts are also available in the form of capsules now.
Raw Juice Therapy- Author: N.N. Saha