This is a wonderful profile of Basil. Basil is one of my favorite herbs. It’s easy to grow and has a wonderful fragrance. As a culinary herb it’s a perfect addition to a wide variety of dishes. However, basil also has many medicinal benefits.
Annie of Annie’s Place lists 16 different medicinal properties for basil. Just a few properties include treating colds and flu, anxiety, stomach cramps, insect bites and stings. There are 11 more medicinal properties.
She also lists 11 different ways to use basil including herbal tinctures and as an essential oil. There are a lot of links to additional information for each use. Finally Annie explains how to grow and preserve basil. This is really an excellent article.
To learn more about basil, visit the Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Basil link to read Annie’s article.