You may have not noticed these tiny seeds which are nutrient-dense while walking through the supermarket aisle, but not anymore! Basil seeds which are also known as sabja seeds have amazing benefits on your overall body. From health to skin to hair, no part of the body is left untouched from its benefits. If you too are wondering about what these black seeds are then here is something for you. The basil plant is native to India and common in Indian household for its diverse properties.
Basil plant is considered as extremely healthy and so is the seeds obtained from it. Basil seeds are an excellent source of protein, carbs, and essential fats and are highly filled with fibre. With no calories and essential fats, it can make you feel fuller for a longer time period and prevents the body from many diseases.
Not abide by this, the basil seeds do not only protect the body from various diseases but also is extremely beneficial for the beautiful skin. Obviously, time and tide indeed wait for none and with increasing skin problems that come with the time and age, these seeds are everything you need! With the great antioxidants and hydrating properties, these seeds can become a defence for your skin. Regular application of the beauty packs made from these seeds can make skin flawless while fighting off the problems caused by pollution and dirt.
So, let’s see what the beauty benefits of basil seeds are and how it can do wonder to your dull skin.
- Gives blemish-free glowing skin: Basil seeds can easily give you blemish-free skin while giving you an instant parlour like glow. It will give you fresh and clear skin and the jelly substance in it will hydrate your skin like nothing else. All you have to do is mix egg white and basil seeds and apply on your face. After applying it, leave the pack for about 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Basil seeds help in clearing the infection and egg whites helps in tighten up the pores and as a result, you will get a clean and clear glowing skin.
- Helps in saying goodbye to pimples, acne and blackheads: It goes without saying that regular consumption of the basil seeds is the perfect way for a healthy body and a clear skin. But for reducing the pimples and acne you can directly apply its home-made facemask and you will get brighter skin in no time. All you have to do is take a bowl and add basil seeds; neem, turmeric, sandalwood powder and lemon juice and mix it well. Apply it on the face for 10 minutes and wash it off with normal water. Apply this face pack regularly to get instant results.
- Reduce wrinkles: Mid-30s is the time that affects the skin and dull down the beauty. True isn’t it? Basil seeds help in slowing down the premature ageing while giving you a wrinkle-free skin. Just take the mixture of basil seeds, and add fuller’s earth, honey, some drops of coconut oil and milk. Mix it well. Then evenly apply the pack on your face and neck. When it gets dry wash off with cold water. For instant results, repeat this twice a week.
- Lighten skin tone: Sabja seeds are actually very helpful in lighten and brighten your skin tone. The richness of antioxidants and natural oils in it has a major role in protecting your skin from dullness. The ursolic acid present in these seeds tones the skin shrinks pores and removes the excess oil. It works great as an exfoliating agent and regular usage of them can help in renewing the complexion on the face. Just crush the seeds of basil and add a teaspoon of water and sandalwood powder, lemon juice to create a paste-like consistency. Apply it for 15 minutes and wash off with cold and running water. Apply it twice a week for great results.
Now that you know all the beauty benefits of basil seeds, what’s stopping you to use it on your skin? Try it, share it and don’t forget to review it in the comments section below.