Also Known As: Sweet Basil
Taste and Aroma: Minty, peppery and sweet.
Uses: Italian cooking, tomato sauce, vegetables, salad, chicken and pesto sauce.
Substitutes: Basil Leaves, Anise Seed or Cloves
Fun Fact: Basil is often believed to symbolize love, good luck and good fortune.
-May be useful in the treatment of arthritis because of anti-inflammatory properties
-May be useful in treatment of nausea and motion sickness because of anti-spasmodic properties
-May promote the production of saliva because of its strong taste which aids in digestion
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