BN: Ocimum basilicum. 罗勒 Luólè. Both Flower and leaves are edible, but leaves are more widely used. Different types basil has different aroma. Sweet basil smells like cloves, cinnamon basil smells like cinnamon and lemon bas, lemon basil smells like lemon. It can
volatile oil - mostly methylchavicol and linalool, methyl cinnamate, cineole, and terpenes.
Basil is rich in vitamins A, C, K, B6, and minerals including iron, manganese and magnesium.
(Disclaimer) Stress and anxiety, depression, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, stomach aches, colic, nausea and vomiting. Some claims it's useful for bug bites. It's more commonly used in food (soup - Pho, spaghetti, etc). It is antimicrobial, antiviral and has antioxidant properties. It also shows benefits in cancer treatment. Basil may be a natural mosquito repellent.
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The roots of this herb is an ingredient in the following formulas:
Basil is super easy to grow. It can be grown indoors next to a window or outdoors in full sun. If you grow it in your garden, you will get plenty of new plants come spring. I've mostly used basil in soup, spaghetti, etc. I love the smell of basil. Now that I have a dehydrator, I'm going to try having it in tea. I've read that it's a great herbal remedy for migraines and headaches, and sinuses.