Basil


Basil from garden 2017

Fun Facts: Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum.  Over 150 varieties

Constituents: volatile oil - mostly methylchavicol and linalool, methyl cinnamate, cineole, and terpenes.

Uses: (Disclaimer) Stress and anxiety, indigestion, 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)

Editor Experience: 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.  

 

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