The basil, whose scientific name is Ocimum Basilicum, is a plant also popularly known as basilica. Originating in India, its main properties and benefits were discovered and used there for medicinal and culinary purposes. Even today, the Indians consider it a sacred plant that contributes to the development of spiritual growth, promoting relaxation and balance. Basil contains many nutrients and has different functions, contributing to the proper health and function.
Mint is an herbaceous plant of the Lamiaceae family. There are a number of cultivated varieties including sweet mint, peppermint and spearmint.
Ginger is a perennial that can reach 1 m of height. The dark leaves stem from a hard, thick rhizome. The flowers are tubular, light yellow and appear in upright spikes. Its underground stem is used as a spice in cooking since antiquity.
Spinach is native to central and Southwestern Asia, belonging to the amaranthaceae family. It is an annual plant that grows up to about 30 cm in height with edible leaves.
The beet (beta vulgaris) is a plant cultivated primarily for the consumption of its root and leaves, which are considered very nutritious. Most crops have red or purplish-red roots, but can also be yellow, orange, and white. Betaine can also be extracted from the red roots to be made into red dye for foods.