How To Grow Basil Herb SeedsIntroduction and Uses:Basil is an annual, erect herb. It is commonly known as the "royal herb" and "king of herbs". The popular culinary herb belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is native to India along with the other Asian tropical areas. The word "basil" was derived from the Greek word "basileus," that means "king." Loved and savoured for its taste and aroma, Basil is widely used to prepare traditional Tamil and Ayurvedic medicines. It is well known for its extensive use in the Italian cuisine.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum.