NATURALLY GROWN ITALIAN BASIL DRIED HERB
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Description: Basil is an annual herb growing 12-18" and very aromatic. Harvesting "pinching" off the leaves throughout the growing season will allow you to harvest several times.
Culinary Uses: Basil is a popular herb in Italian cooking adding flavor to many dishes such as spaghetti sauces, casseroles, beef, pork, fish and poultry.
External Uses: Leaves can be rubbed on the sking for the relief of insect bites, itching and will also repel insects. Basil has the ability to draw out poisons and is used for insect and venomous bites.
Medicinal Parts Used: Leaves, Stems
Medicinal Properties and Uses of Basil Italian: The oil in Basil leaves provides a rich source of phto-chemicals which compounds include flavonoids, phenylpropasnoids and anthocyamins which makes basil highly antioxidant, antibacterial, antirviral and anti-infammatory. Basil supports heart functions as well as lungs, liver and blood vessels. Basil provides a great defense against viruses, diseases and germs. Basil has been found to cure skin infections, allergies, headaches and helps to promote longevity.