The Benefits of Basil
Basil is a wonderful herb to use in your cooking. It’s often added to Italian food, soups, sandwiches, or pesto, and comes in a variety of flavors such as lemon and cinnamon basil.
It is a great plant to be grown indoors or out. I like to keep a small plant by my kitchen window and snip a few leaves to add to food.
It is one of the healthiest herbs and has so many benefits:
•Vitamin K - good for blood clotting
•Vitamin A - may help prevent cholesterol in the blood
•Contains iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and potassium
•Has antibacterial properties
•Helps rheumatoid arthritis
You can dry the leaves, freeze them whole, or chop them, add oil, and freeze in ice cube trays.