Basil Herb a popular herb that can be grown indoors or outdoors.
What is basil good for?
It has aromatic leaves that are used for cooking, especially in Italian cuisine. Having antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties, basil helps maintain skin health, boosts digestion and detoxifies the body.
Basil Health Benefits:
Blood sugar regulation.
Some studies suggest that adding basil to your diet may help reduce high blood sugar levels and help lessen long-term effects of high blood sugar.
Heart disease prevention.
Basil plants likes warm and sunny conditions and needs regular watering and pruning.
To harvest basil, you can cut off the stems just above a pair of leaves and use them fresh or dry them for later use.
How do you care for Basil Plant?
Sun Exposure: Full Sun.
Watering: Like to stay moist and requires approximately 1 inch of water every week. At least once a week to keep roots growing deep and the soil moist.
Soil: Rich, moist, but well-drained soil with a pH of 6 to 7.