We love garnishing our pastas and pizzas with herbs — especially basil! And did you know that this delectable garnish comes with amazing health benefits, too?

Read on to learn the perks you’ll reap the next time you top your margarita pizza or pesto pasta with basil.

Clear Skin
Blemishes be gone! Basil may just be your skin’s new BFF. According to the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, the oil found in basil helps to combat bacteria that causes pimples.

Peace of Mind
If you’re ever feeling stressed or anxious, add some basil into your diet. This herb can help you be more mellow due to it’s anti-anxiety effects. Chop up basil, throw it into a warm cup of water and sip it slowly.

Soothes PMS
It’s time to put the chocolate away and bring out the basil. Whether you have fresh or dried basil, this amazing herb provides a ton of iron to your body which helps replenish what you lose during that time of the month.

Detoxify the Liver
Did you have too many margaritas last weekend? Grab some chopped up  basil and chow it down with your salad or blend it in your green smoothie. Basil has been found to help detoxify the liver and cleanse your system.

xx, The FabFitFun Team