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Herbs

Basil

13 Mar , 2015  

Basil BasilLatin Name: Ocimum basilicum

Description: Basil (Ocimum basilicum) , of the family Lamiaceae (mints), is a tender low-growing herb. Basil is a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The plant tastes somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, sweet smell.