Sweet Basil, or ocimum basilicum, is a great healing herb as well as a tasty herb used in kitchens all over the world. Often described as having a spicy, yet sweet, peppery and minty flavor and aroma, sweet basil is a great all around herb to have on hand.
We have all heard of Sweet Basil, but there may be a lot of information you have never heard about the many uses of sweet basil in the kitchen and the herbal medicine cabinet.
Sweet basil is a fairly easy to grow herb, that many organic herb gardeners just love to grow. With many varieties of basil on the market, it shouldn’t be too hard to find your favorite variety and begin growing this great medicinal herb, in the next growing season.
Growing Sweet Basil:
Sweet basil (ocimum basilicum) is an annual herb, that usually grows to between 1 and 2 feet tall, with small spiked-looking flowers that are usually white, pink or purple.