Basil the Amazing Herb

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This is not just a simple herb with one color and one flavor or even aroma. Basil comes in green, purple, dark opal, boxwood, lemon, cinnamon, cardinal, spicy globe, Holy, Thai, Greek, and Genovese. All of these also have a unique and individual appearance. You can guess the flavor of some of the basil just by their name as well as what region they come from and what kind of recipes they are used in. The only one which stands out is boxwood and this simply means the shape of the plant and cardinal is named after the flower. Basil gives great flavor to food whether it is fresh or dried and has some great health benefits as well.

Basil has an amazing amount of minerals which are good for you among these are iron, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It also includes vitamins A to Zinc with a good dose of vitamin K which provided nutrients for bone health. Holy basil has flavonoids which are water-soluble and will support your white blood cells and help your body to resist radiation-induced chromosome damage. The most important thing of all is that fresh basil will help to keep you healthy. Basil has volatile or essential oils which help to increase your body’s resistance to three widespread and resistant bacteria gotten from food – Enterococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas. So by using basil more often and including it when you make meals you will be able to protect your family and keep them healthy in a most delicious way.

Basil is easy to grow and can be grown in a garden or in a pot on the window sill. Any way you choose to grow basil it’s not difficult. If you prefer of course you can purchase fresh basil or dried basil leaves. If you choose dried basil leaves, remember that this is measured by teaspoons and you can add it to soups, stews, and sauces. If you are using fresh basil then simply rinse and pat dry a handful and toss them right into what you’re cooking. If you prefer you can pluck it into bits. Basil can also be added to scrambled eggs or omelets. It goes great with tomatoes and tomato-based sauces.

Author: Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I dream big and enjoy life.


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12 thoughts on “Basil the Amazing Herb”

  1. Francisco says:

    Basil for me is inescapable in my kitchen in fact I have a planting of it at home I use it for everything, I love this herb.

  2. Tharindu Jayasekara says:

    Basil tree is a value herb in the world. it has a good fragrarance.

  3. Inayet says:

    If you want to keep your heart beating for long, you should consum the juice of four to five Basil Leaves every day. Very nice artical.

  4. Solomon Yiriyele says:

    This is a great article and I really benefited from this.

  5. Andres says:

    Amazing the amount of basil there is and that each one has a different flavor I love it.

  6. Treathyl Fox says:

    My husband does not like basil so I don’t cook with this herb. But I know all about the health benefits and I like the taste. So whenever I am served a dish made with this herb I thoroughly enjoy it!

  7. Frederick Landaeta says:

    very good publicity I liked it continues like this

  8. jaypandya says:

    This is a very good article and has benefited me a lot & I recommend to drink the juice of basil leaves everyday for healthy heart and fitness, thank you for great information.

  9. emma says:

    I didn’t know that the basil has a different colors and flavors, very informative article.

  10. pammy says:

    Bazil has a very nice fragnance and it has lots of benefits for health and recommended in cold .

  11. kasun mihiranga says:

    i love that articale very usefull

  12. Kokou Justin KOUGBANI says:

    basil has virtues I didn’t know about. I have just acquired other knowledge. Thank you

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