Basil, lovely, delicious, basil. The herb that brings so much into our lives. Can you imagine an Italian dish without it? I mean, what would life be without some basil to put into sauces, bruschetta, pasta ....the list goes on. It's hard to imagine that basil has a higher purpose than tasting so divinely delicious, but it does. It helps fight cancer, can reduce inflammation, boosts your immune system, decreases stress, helps your body adapt to stress and may even help with PMS. Not to mention it has vitamin A, K, manganese and vitamin C along
with some iron and potassium too.
There are multiple varieties of basil to try and maybe even grow, lemon, lime, genovese, thai, sweet, holy basil (all basil is holy but this kind even more so) and many more, with all those varieties you can definitely try some new ways to add it to your food. The other perk about basil is, in general, it is easy to grow, even if you tend to be the death of most plants. Perhaps the urge to use it in your dinner will make your black thumb turn a little more green.
Basil is an herb that has so many uses in cooking that it should be something everyone eats at least a few times a month, fresh is best. Try it, you'll feel better, your food will taste better and if you do decide to grow it you may end up with a handy green leafed little friend.
If you find herbs interesting check out The Herbal Academy a huge storehouse of knowledge with multiple courses to teach you about how herbs can make you healthier.
Kat is a LMT in AZ with close to a half decade of experience. She likes to talk to ppl about their health, make them feel better and get them to realize they have so much power to control their own health. Snarky yet informative, that's Kat in a nutshell. She's also available for personalized, targeted therapeutic massages, please see the scheduling page if you live in the Phoenix AZ area.