Cut basil leaves using a knife or scissors. A knife is the correct tool for mincing or creating a chiffonade,and scissors work best for snipping basil into salads or other dishes. More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

Originally from India, holy basil is a plant used in Western medicine as a stress reliever. It is referred to as an adaptogen. Holy basil is used medicinally to remedy bronchitis, diabetes symptoms, asthma symptoms and h... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

Plant basil by starting the seeds indoors, choosing a site that receives full sun and planting the herb after the last frost. You need basil seeds, pots, well-drained soil and a garden trowel. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

Use dry basil leaves for seasoning by substituting 1 teaspoon of dried herbs for every 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs called for in a recipe. For instance, you can use either 1/4 cup of fresh basil or 1 tablespoon of dried ... More »

Dry basil in an oven by washing the basil, drying it thoroughly in a salad spinner and placing the leaves in a single layer on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Place the basil in the top rack of the oven at t... More »

To dry basil, trim and rinse the leaves, and place them on the racks of a dehydrator. Drying times vary from one to four hours, and the leaves are dry when they crumble. More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

Some spices in Greek seasoning are basil, Greek oregano and rosemary. These are spices that grow well in the hot, Mediterranean climate of Greece. More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices