Basil Leaf Cut
Basil Leaf (Ocimum basilicum) is truly an incredible herb. It is enjoyed for its rich and spicy, mildly peppery flavor with a trace of mint and clove. Basil is an annual herb belonging to the mint family, Lamiaceae (Labiatae) and like others in this family, basil can be identified by its square, hairy stems. There are over 40 known varieties of basil of which Ocimum basilicum or Sweet Basil is the most commonly known and grown. Ocimum is from a Greek verb that means "to be fragrant."
Basil in the bath is refreshing. Leaves and flowers can be dried for potpourri. Burn sprigs of basil on the barbecue to deter mosquitoes. A bunch of basil hung over the kitchen window or a pot of basil in the windowsill will deter flies.
As always, Please do your own research before trying any herbal teas or blends.
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