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Taste aside, there are other reasons to include Basil in our foods:

~ It helps to ease stomach cramps, gas, colic & indigestion.
~ It can be used to prevent or relieve nausea and helps to kill intestinal worms.
~ Sweet  Basil has a mildly sedative action and can be useful in treating  nervous irritability, fatigue, depression, anxiety and insomnia.
~ Traditionally, the herb was used to increase breast milk production.
~ Applied externally, basil leaves act as an insect repellent.  The juice from the leaves can help relieve insect bites.
Ahhh, fresh Basil in our gardens.  How I miss it in the middle of February when I’m making soups and stews.  Last  year I learned an easy way to preserve it in the freezer.  Now I can  have that sweet, spicy, delicious flavor at my fingertips all winter  long.
It’s easy:
1.  Gather fresh Basil & rinse with water.
2.  Chop Basil (semi-coarse chop, not too small)
3.  Put into ice cube trays, filling each cube ~ 2/3 full
4.  Fill the remaining space in each cube with cold water
5.  Freeze until solid
6.  Pop them out of the trays and place in freezer bags
                             DONE, YAY!
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