Basil is a annual to perennial herb in the mint family, Basil is grown for its aromatic leaves. Basil is native to India and is widely grown as a kitchen herb. The leaves are used fresh or dried to flavor meats, fish, salads, and sauces. Basil tea is a good stimulant.
Basil pairs well with chicken, eggs, lemon, garlic, olive oil, oregano, thyme, marjoram, onions, tomatoes, chili, pasta, bell peppers and pizza.
How to use?
Avoid leaves that are drooping or blackened. Store about 2-3 days in damp paper towel or a plastic bag in the refrigerator vegetable crisper.
Information offered on Healing Herbs and Spices website is for educational purposes only. Healing Herbs and Spices makes neither medical claim, nor intends to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Readers must do their own research relating to the safety and usage of any herbs.