“I want to try natural remedies for healing and holistic health, but I don’t know where to start.” Lori Bell (an American College of Healthcare Sciences alumna) often heard this lament at farmer’s markets while selling natural products through her homegrown business, Sun Kissed Herbal. In response, she began showing novice natural medicine users that […]
Portland radio personality Mike Darcy recently interviewed me about the health benefits of basil for his show In the Garden! Basil has been prolific in Portland, Oregon, gardens this year. Hopefully you were able to harvest your basil or perhaps you’re still looking around your garden and thinking, What am I going to do with […]
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is sweet flavored with a warm, clove-like taste. Use it whole, chopped, or shred the leaves. For best flavor, use fresh leaves or add towards the end of cooking. Plus, basil can help the digestive process, too!
BY ACHS Holistic Nutrition Instructor Helen (Eleni) Delfakis, MS, RD Spring is a great time to begin cooking light and healthy using fresh herbs. One of my favorite herbs is basil (Ocimum basilicum), which is an annual plant cultivated in temperate climates around the world. In Greece, basil is named Basileus, Greek for ‘king’, is […]