DIG THIS! about Basil:
Basil makes an excellent addition to herbal bath mixtures and is considered a stimulating herb! Often used as a medicinal herb, basil can be very soothing for upset stomachs. Seeping a teaspoon of dried leaves in a cup of boiled water is said to aid digestion, expel gas, relieve cramps and vomiting and has a slight sedative action. Add several large leaves of basil to your poaching liquids for fish, chicken and shellfish for a tasty treat. Basil is also cultivated for use by the cosmetic industry for shampoo, soaps and lotions.