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Albahaca: una planta milenaria y cultural llena de propiedades

septiembre 23, 2020

La albahaca es una de las plantas más utilizadas alrededor del mundo y la valoramos tanto por su valor gastronómico como por sus propiedades medicinales. Se trata de una hierba aromática muy antigua (se ha cultivado por milenios) originaria del sudoeste asiático y de las zonas tropicales de África central. De hecho, su nombre proviene de la palabra árabe al-habaqa, una expresión que se usaba para designar a distintas plantas aromáticas que se usan a nivel culinario y medicinal.

Vale destacar que existen distintas variedades de albahaca, sin embargo, la más común (y la que usamos en la cocina) es la Ocimum basilicum, conocida comúnmente como albahaca gigante genovesa.

La albahaca en la cultura

Es una hierba muy apreciada a nivel cultural por diferentes civilizaciones y comunidades; por ejemplo, la especie Ocimum tenuiflorum (muy similar a la gigante genovesa) se considera como la personificación de una deidad hinduista conocida como Tulasí o Tulsí, una diosa de cuyos cabellos se dice que nació la mística planta.

De igual forma, algunas culturas caribeñas utilizan a la albahaca con fines espirituales. Se cree que esta planta tiene la potestad de ahuyentar a los malos espíritus y de  atraer a las energías positivas. Además, en algunas regiones de Cuba se utiliza durante reuniones espiritistas, mientras que en México se cree que la albahaca puede traer bonanza y fortuna. 

Propiedades medicinales

Se cree que la albahaca sirve para combatir el insomnio (propiedad que comparte con otras de sus hermanas aromáticas, como la hierbabuena), la ansiedad y la fatiga.También se caracteriza por sus capacidades antibacterianas y antiinflamatorias; a su vez, se recomienda su ingesta para evitar la mala digestión.

¿Cómo usarla?

A nivel culinario, la albahaca se emplea en platillos muy diferentes y variados. Por ejemplo, la puedes consumir en ensaladas, salsas, sandwiches, como condimento de una pizza casera… Incluso puedes ingerirla en infusiones.  

De hecho, para fines medicinales se recomienda tomarla en brebajes, como sucede con la mayoría de las plantas “curativas”. Para esto se colocan varias hojitas en una olla con agua y se les deja hervir. Luego de esto, se deja reposar por cinco minutos y posteriormente se le retiran las hojas. 


Recuerda que, si te sientes muy mal, lo mejor es asistir al médico. La albahaca (al igual que el resto de las plantas medicinales) pueden ayudarte en casos leves, pero nunca deben sustituir a las indicaciones de un especialista. Espero que este artículo te haya motivado a consumir con más frecuencia esta deliciosa hierba milenaria que tiene tantos beneficios y un increíble sabor.

Fundadora de El Banquete. Licenciada en Letras (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello), ha redactado para varias páginas web y participado en distintas ponencias sobre literatura y cultura. Estudiante de piano, emprendedora, amante del conocimiento, la lectura, el arte y promotora de un estilo de vida saludable.

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