Holistic Nutrition: Eat this Herb - Basil

Dec 3, 2012 12:00:00 PM | achs Holistic Nutrition: Eat this Herb - Basil

Holistic nutrition at home - eat basil! This herb has a warm clove-like taste and can support healthy digestion, too. Learn more about basil here!

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is sweet flavored with a warm, clove-like taste. Use it whole, chopped, or shred the leaves. For best flavor, use fresh leaves or add towards the end of cooking. Plus, basil can help the digestive process, too!

achs eatthisherb basil resized 600Have you made your own healthy, organic basil pesto before? Are you a genius with organic homemade tomato sauce? We'd love to hear from you! Get cooking and post your favorite healthy holistic nutrition recipes using basil!

Lauren Torchia

Written By: Lauren Torchia

Lauren Torchia is a writer, editor, and obsessive iPhotographer. She holds an MS in Writing from Portland State University and has more than 10 years’ experience writing and editing for commercial and creative enterprises. She currently serves as ACHS Dean of English and Communications Manager and is 200-hr yoga teacher certified from YoYoYogi in Portland, OR. Recent work has appeared in YOGANONYMOUS and Elephant Journal.