A study found that holy basil contained anti-aging antioxidants that help to protect against cancer-causing chemicals.

Medical News Today, September 8, 2008 — According to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester, basil can protect against the harmful effects of aging. In the first formal study of the herb, researchers found that holy basil extract was effective at actively searching for and eliminating harmful molecules and protecting against damage caused by some free radicals in key organs such as the heart, liver and brain. Read full article…