Fortunately, it's exceedingly easy to cook with! These herbs all do great dried, but fresh will give you a more potent dose of health promoting phytochemicals. Keep a basil plant on your porch or window sill and pluck off a few leaves to toss in your pasta, add to your salad, or simply nibble on as you prepare your meals. Holy basil (tulsi) also offers the same benefits and makes great tea. Try adding honey and shredded ginger for the traditional Ayurvedic tea, tulsi ki chah.