I guess the changing weather disordered the lifestyle of the plants, because my basil bloomed in mid-January when it was supposed to be dead or something. There were moments when I though that I am going to lose this plant, because it was lacking of force but some kind of miracle happened and here we are today.
I started to grow basil since last summer and I am really happy about the results. I used it for pasta sauce or pizza or even tea. Now I present you some information about basil.
Basil is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes. In general, it is added at the last moment, as cooking quickly destroys the flavor. The fresh herb can be kept for a short time in plastic bags in the refrigerator, or for a longer period in the freezer, after being blanched quickly in boiling water. The dried herb also loses most of its flavor, and what little flavor remains tastes very different, with a weak hay flavor.
In herbal medicine, basil is used for the treatment of fever, coughs, sore throat, respiratory disorder, stress, skin disorders and more other affections.
Did you try to cultivate basil in your garden or in a pot inside your house?