Basil is considered a sacred herb in Greece
Basil can inhibit the growth of a range of bacteria, yeasts and molds
Holy basil is linked to reduced blood sugar levels before and after meals, as well as treating anxiety and anxiety-related depression. can boost function of the immune system by increasing certain immune cells in the blood
I use basil in salads as well as adding it to the end of a dish before serving. This herb is best not cooked. Basil goes well with tomatoes, herb infused pasta dishes, even a summer watermelon salad.