This week was exceptionally fun picking a new herb to blog about this week. My 13 year old granddaughter Graci spent the weekend with me and on Friday we planted some home herb garden’s, which led to a weekend talking and learning about herbs and their miraculeous healing properties. So today, I told her she could pick the herb this week. She already had her mind set, her choice was basil. She grabbed her phone and away she went to research. I was very proud of her, she did a great job researcing, this is what she told me she wanted everyone to know about basil.
The word basil comes from the Greek word meaning “King” It was thought to have grown where the cross of Jesus Christ was discovered by St.Constitine and Helen. Basil is known to be the King of Herb’s. Their are 50 to 150 spieces of basil and can grow between 1and 4 foot tall.
Basil was very popular in Thiland and the name Thai Basil is known all over the world, other variations are sweet basil, Mediterranean, Holy, and lemon basil are a few.
The Medicinal Value is awesome ! Basil is an anti inflamatory, it treats fevers, coughs, sore throats, heart problems, children’s illnesses, stress, mouth infections, insect bites, skin disorders, tooth problems, headaches and eye disorders.
Basil can be used as a dietary supplement , topically, aromatherapy or diffuse. This is definitely another herb that should be included in your daily diet.