Basil leaves are used to add flavour to sauces, cold dishes and salads.
Basil is also widely used in the preparation of Ligurian Pesto.
Basil infusions are a true remedy for many types of problem. In fact, basil relieves the symptoms of indigestion, colds, flu, headaches, nausea, nerves and depression.
Added to bath water, basil invigorates and perfumes the skin and gives off a pleasant scent.
At one time, a pot of basil placed on a young woman’s balcony was interpreted as a gesture of availability towards her sweetheart.