#thursdaythrive Basil

#thursdaythrive

It's Basil season!

*In some cultures basil is a sign of love and devotion between young couples

*The Basil plant puts out small white flowers that grew in spikes atop each stalk when the plants reach 12-18 inches. Be sure to pinch the flower spikes off to prevent the leaves from losing it flavor.

*Ancient herbalists believed placing basil leaves on the bites or stings of insects would draw out the poison. Today’s herbalists recommend its use as a digestive and anti-gas aid.