Basil is crowned to be one of the healthiest herbs! It is full of Vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting. It is sometimes sweet, earthy and pungent and is delicious is most Italian dishes! Not only does it pair well with delicious tomato sauced pasta but it is a fine compliment to pesto!
Some of Basils impressive abilities include cleansing the liver! So if you are someone who drinks a lot, a pesto pasta wouldn’t hurt once in a while!
Author and Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar notes that basil makes a wonderful tonic for melancholy and low spirits and it has potent antispasmodic properties making it a great remedy for headache relief. It is also known to help treat stress-induced insomnia and tension as well as nervous indigestion. Often times it is said to work as an aphrodisiac!
If by chance you are looking for something to promote hair growth then I would recommend adding a little bit of basil oil to your home made shampoos! Find out how to make your own home made shampoo How to Video: Make your own Shampoo.
Down below is a raw and vegan basil pesto with no oil and no gluten!!
Delicious Basil Pesto:
1 1/2 cups of fresh Basil
1 Cup of Raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup of Nutritional Yeast
1/4 cup of slivered almonds
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 cloves of raw garlic
1/4-1/2 cup of water
Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until completely chopped!
Add to toast, pasta, sandwiches, wraps, crackers and salads!
Thank you for reading! And Happy Healing!!!!