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The Essential Oil of Basil – An Uplifting and Strengthening Oil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is in the mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae). It has a long tradition both in the East as a medicinal herb and in the West where it is primarily used as a culinary herb. Basil is divided into several chemotypes with each having different properties because of their constituent compounds. Traditionally the… Read More »

Treating Skin Disorders With Basil and Lemongrass Essential Oils

Basil and lemongrass herbs have been widely used since ancient times for food and medicinal purposes. The basil herb, known scientifically as Ocimum sanctum, contains a lot of nutritional value and has been commonly used for generations in Europe for food preparations. In India, the holy basil is also known as the queen of herbs… Read More »

Betty Purchases Herbs and Plants an Herb Garden–NO RECIPE–

Betty purchases herbs for planting outside, and then plants them in her herb garden. A few of our herbs that were planted last year survived the winter, so Rick and I had chives, tarragon, thyme, sage, and a few ornamental plants to start with. We went to Lowe’s in Richmond and purchased curly parsley, flat… Read More »