The Many Health Benefits of Basil | Vitae Herbae (herbal, natural, integrative medicine  & health) | Scoop.it

By Michael A. Smith, MD 


Basil is more than just an herb. It’s an herbal medicine that’s been used for thousands of years and is becoming a formidable opponent against some of today’s most prevalent health problems. This power “medicine” is indigenous to Asia and Africa and is actually part of the mint family. Today, it’s grown in regions throughout the world, but primarily in France, Greece, Egypt, and the United States.