The Tasty Basil Herb - Also Known
as the "King of Herbs!"

For many good reasons the basil herb is often referred to as the "King of Herbs!". Used extensively in the kitchens throughout the world in a myriad of different ways, it's a member of the mint family and has been grown, cultivated and used for many thousands of years!

Click the Thumbnail Images below for info on how to grow, the different varieties, many health benefits and the numerous uses...

Everything You Need to Know About Basil Herb

Thai Basil

 Growing Basil

General Plant Info

Sweet Basil

Tasty Basil Tea

The Health Benefits

Basil Essential Oils

Cultivating Tips

More General Information on Basil

5000 years ago it was native to India, before being discovered and introduced to the rest of the world.

And over the many years, all kinds of myths, rituals, ceremonial and, medicinal uses have sprung up around the herb...

...It was supposedly found growing around the tomb of Christ. Italian young lovers would wear a sprig in the hair to indicate their intentions. For the Ancient Greeks it symbolized mourning and Ancient Egyptians used it in the embalming of mummies.

It contains powerful antioxidants and traditional and Chinese and Hindu healers have been utilizing the health benefits for many years.

Aside from its many uses and numerous benefits, it's also fairly easy to cultivate. And of course cultivating it yourself ensures a fresh, tasty supply from spring to fall!

You can get growing and harvesting tips above.

Image Links to Other Herb Plants You May Enjoy

Cilantro - How to Uses the Seeds and Leaves

Parsley - Cooking Advice and Cultivating Tips

Thyme - Growing Tips and Culinary and Health Uses

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