Basil derived its name from Greek basileus which means “king”.
This is because it has a royal fragrance.
Basil is one of the most popular culinary herb, used the world over for its aroma and flavor.
The herb is native to Asia and has a strong, pungent and sweet smell.
The herb grows best in hot, dry conditions.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Parts Used: Leaves
Habitat: India, Africa and Mediterranean Region.
Basil was first put to cultivation in India. It is cultivated worldover now, including Asia, Africa and Central and Southern America.
Basil is a versatile herb used in food, beverage and aromatherapy.
Basil is cultivated in many Asian and Mediterranean countries.
In Europe and Africa the major producers and exporters are France, Italy, Morocco and Egypt.
Whereas in Asia India is major producer and exporter.
Basil leaves is widely used in the food industry for its smell and flavor.
The pungent and sweet smell of the herb makes it apt for use in potpourris, dry flower bouquets and sachets.
Basil leaves also has certain medicinal properties to cure certain diseases and ailments. It is used as an essential oil in aromatherapy. It is also used as stomachic, anthelmintic, expectorant, antipyretic canninative, stimulant, diuretic, demulcent.
Product’s Season is May- October.
Final Product: 30mesh (130/140 gr/ltr)/crushed, Fine cut, Powder, Crushed 2/4mm, Whole leaves, Sifting.