Can you not be a fan of herbs, but you must be very strong to not be seduced by the heady aroma of Basil. For more than 5,000 years, countries such as India, Iran and other tropical countries of Asia have been growing Basil. Basil comes in many varieties: Sweet Basil that often is used in many Italian foods is not the only variety of Basil that exists. There is basil lime, Thai basil, and Yes, even a sacred Basil. All these varieties of Basil are widely used in many Asian countries. In India, Basil is considered a sacred plant.
Hindus believe that Basil is a carrier of purity (sattvica), so Basil plants can be found in many homes of the India. The inhabitants maintain a Basil plant in their homes since we believe that Basil is an Air Purifier natural able to absorb the positive ions and energize the negatives. In medicine (e.g. Ayurvedic, Vata diseases stomach cramps) are treated with Basil. Westerners also used the Basil. In fact, Basil is known to be a tonic for the nerves, stress (which may cause anxiety), and help digestion.
Many use it because you know it helps improve memory and promote a better concentration. Basil also is an effective natural remedy for infections (e.g., ringworm) skin fungal, insect bites, and even snake bites. Here is a simple recipe with Basil to try. The recipe makes one cup of fresh basil pesto. What you need is: 2 cups leaves of fresh basil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or romano cheese 1/2 cup of oil of olive (extra virgin) 1/3 cup walnuts or pine nuts 3 cloves chopped medium garlic salt and black pepper to taste ground place Basil and walnuts in food processor and pulse. Add the minced garlic and press it a few more times. With the food processor turned on, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream. Turn the food processor and scrape the sides with a spatula before adding the cheese. Turn food processor on and add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve pesto over pasta or on slices of toasted bread. Original author and source of the article