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BASIL

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History
Basil is part of the mint family.  The herb probably originated in India or China, and reached Europe through Greece around 1500.  

Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum

The following varieties are available from Herbly Wonderful.

VARIETIES

SUGGESTED USES

Genovese Basil culinary, aromatic/cosmetic, as a beverage
Lemon - Mrs. Burns Basil culinary, aromatic/cosmetic, as a beverage
Pesto Perpetual Basil  
Purple Basil culinary, medicinal, aromatic/cosmetic, industrial, as a beverage
Siam Queen Thai Basil culinary, medicinal, aromatic/cosmetic, as a beverage


For additional information about Basil, 
go to the on-line encyclopedia, courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Updated December 11, 2016