By Daniela Casale

The Quali-tea of Basil

Yes, we love basil. ​​Basil makes a colorful and flavorful addition to many different dishes. We like it so much, we could top it off on anything, but luckily for us, it can also provide some serious health benefits. 


You may be wondering why we have all this fuss with basil; well, it is one of the 20 super herbs you can find in our blends and there are some very outstanding reasons why we choose to add basil in our amazing, gut-healing tonics. Stay right where you are, because we are about to list them all. 


“Waku is made with a blend of 20 herbs and flowers.” At Waku, we know this mantra inside and out. But what are these 20 super herbs and flowers that make Waku more than just your typical, mystery “health” drink? One of them is basil… 


The Quali-teas of Basil



It's Filled with Antioxidants!

These antioxidants help fight free radicals in the body that can lead to cell damage and increase your risk for cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.




Blood Sugar Regulator


Basil can reduce high blood sugar levels in your body. Any diabetic out there? Well if this is you, then we strongly recommend to include this herb in your diet. Basil may also be helpful in treating the long-term effects of high blood sugar.


Improves Mental Health


As surprising as it may sound, this amazing herb can help to alleviate anxiety and depression, increase the ability to think clearly, and lower the risk for memory loss. It also improves stress-related sleep and sex issues and increases the ability to think and reason. We told you, we love basil for so many reasons and you should too. 



Reduces Inflammation


The oils in basil can help to fight inflammation in the body. These anti-inflammatory properties can help to lower the risk of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. heart disease, and bowel issues.  


The Perfect Protector Against Infections


This super herb has antibacterial properties. Yes, you read that right. Basil helps fight bacteria in people with respiratory, urinary, abdominal, and skin infections.  We told you, the love for basil is real. 



Has Many Vital Nutrients 


Basil also has many other vital nutrients in it, which are essential for our general wellbeing. These nutrients are:


  •  Calcium
  •  Vitamin A 
  •  Vitamin K
  •  Manganese
  •  Magnesium
  •  Iron
  •  Zinc
  •  Potassium

    In Waku, functionality meets delicious flavor. We want you to enjoy a refreshing, delicious drink but also give your body the right ingredients to feel it's best and therefore, live a happy, long life. 






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