Basil is a very popular herb in the US and around the world, and it’s also very easy to grow! It has both medicinal benefits as well as making for a delicious herbal additive to pizza, sauces, dressings, and so much more. To fully release its aroma, it should be cooked. However, basil tastes great fresh and uncooked as well.
Basil is used medicinally for many purposes such as stomach spasms, kidney conditions, gas and gas pains, warts, head colds, and it is even used to treat snake and insect bites. You can easily grow basil from seeds in your home and pluck what grows above the soil to use for dishes or medicinally.