10 Healthy Herbs You Should Be Using


Basil:  promotes beautiful, radiant skin

Basil, which is used frequently in Italian recipes, comes in more than 10 varieties, from Thai basil to sweet basil. The herb has potent anti-inflammatory properties, and it has been shown to improve skin blemishes (hello, gorgeous!). To keep your basil nice and fresh, trim the stems, stick the bunch in a tall glass of water, place a plastic bag over the leaves and keep it on your kitchen counter. The bag traps moisture but allows the gas to escape, leaving you with fresh and tasty basil for a few extra days. When cooking with fresh basil, it’s best to add it at the end of cooking so it doesn’t lose its vibrant green color and delicious flavor.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy basil is in this delicious Pesto Salmon dish.