Herb Profile: Basil


This herb is related to the peppermint. The leaves of the basil are round, often pointed. They can be used to make tea, and are dried for other purposes as well.

The health benefits of basil are varied, and include

  • Antibacterial properties
  • Heart benefits

Note: Consult a doctor if you are being treated for any illnesses before using any type of food for its’ health benefits.

Used in Thai, Italian and other cuisine, Basil has many nutrients essential to good health.

Some of these nutrients include

  • Vitamins K, A and C
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Potassium

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.

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