What is a basil plant?
Characteristics of basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Common noun: Basil, sweet basil.
Scientific noun: Ocimum basilicum L.
Family. Mint family – Lamiaceae
Habitat: Garden plant, native from India.
Botanical description of Basil
Calyx with 6 lobes, edge-ciliated. White or pink corolla, stamens white. Upper lip with 4 lobes, lower one undivided.
Picking-up and storing basil leaves and flowers
Leaves and floral summits should be collected in summer. They must be dried in the shade and be kept in crystal containers very well closed.
Active components of Basil
Essence with linanol, estragole and eugenol.
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21 April, 2022