Pantry Profile: Basil {Ocimum basilicum}

Bright green, tall, and aromatic, basil is a beauty. An ancient plant with a long history and strange folklore, its sweet, peppery flavor has been used for centuries in cuisine and medicine. Basil is native to Africa and Southeast Asia and was eventually cultivated in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Roman scholar Pliny the … Continue reading Pantry Profile: Basil {Ocimum basilicum}

Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Basil

Ocimum basilicum Also, Known As: Arjaka Basil Common Basil French Basil Garden Basil Luole Royal Herb St. Josephwort Sweet Basil Tulsi The plant known as the basil is an annual herb, which is cultivated worldwide as a flavoring herb in many cuisines. The basil comes in many different varieties, each with its own unique chemical … Continue reading Our ‘Go To’ Herb: Basil

Home Remedies for Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the bronchial tubes, otherwise known as the bronchi.The bronchi are the passages that connect the lungs to the mouth and nose. But what home remedies are best to treat bronchitis? People with bronchitis experience breathing difficulties caused by a reduced capacity to carry air through … Continue reading Home Remedies for Bronchitis

Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?

Essential oils are used for many purposes, from serving as a natural mosquito repellent to reducing back and neck pain. However, can essential oils help treat depression? Essential oils do not cure depression and should not be used as an alternative to the treatment prescribed by a doctor. Essential oils can, however, be used as … Continue reading Can Essential Oils Treat Depression?