Basil
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Basil

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil is an annual herbaceous plant, which originates from India and Iran. Nevertheless, nowadays basil is cultivated worldwide, being one of the most famous herbs. It was also cultivated in Mediterranean since ancient times. Romans were using it as a love potion, for Egyptians it was one of the ingredients that they used in mummification and Galatians in purification rituals. It is said that Alexander the Great brought basil from India. Of course, basil was used in cooking in these times, too.

The healing properties of this herb are numerous and it can be used in many forms. Moreover, basil is used from modern pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. At last, basil is a great natural insect repellent.

In cooking, basil is one of the classic herbs used in Mediterranean cuisine. Especially, Italians do excessive use of it. It can be added in soups, salads, eggs, seafood (and) white meat and in many sauces. The most famous use of basil is in the traditional Italian sauce, pesto. Finally, it has some uses in distilling industry as well.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil is an annual herbaceous plant, which originates from India and Iran. Nevertheless, nowadays basil is cultivated worldwide, being one of the most famous herbs. It was also cultivated in Mediterranean since ancient times. Romans were using it as a love potion, for Egyptians it was one of the ingredients that they used in mummification and Galatians in purification rituals. It is said that Alexander the Great brought basil from India. Of course, basil was used in cooking in these times, too.

The healing properties of this herb are numerous and it can be used in many forms. Moreover, basil is used from modern pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. At last, basil is a great natural insect repellent.

In cooking, basil is one of the classic herbs used in Mediterranean cuisine. Especially, Italians do excessive use of it. It can be added in soups, salads, eggs, seafood (and) white meat and in many sauces. The most famous use of basil is in the traditional Italian sauce, pesto. Finally, it has some uses in distilling industry as well.