April 6, 2010

Basil Health BenefitsBasil or Holy Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a fragrant herb, a relative of peppermint, which is widely used in culinary, especially for sauces, soups and salads. The plants originates from India, but received its name after a Greek word “basileus” meaning “king”. Basil health benefits are numerous, and for many nations this herb symbolizes love. One of the prominent herbalists an botanists, Nicholas Culpeper, mentioned basil in his famous fundamental work, the Complete Herbal (published in 1653) as one of the most powerful natural aphrodisiac which has great effects on women. Read the rest of this entry »