Ocimum basilicum L. (Basil)

Basil, Sweet basil


Ocimum basilicum

Photo of Ocimum basilicum L.

Ocimum basilicum L. – (Basil, sweet basil)

Annual herb of the Pea family -Leguminosae- up to 1 m. Erect stems, round below, squared above. Ovate or lanceolate leaves, opposite till 5 cm long, long petiolated, darker above, very odorous. Flowers grouped in spikes, loose verticils with 6 flowers each. Calyx with 6 lobes, edge-ciliated. White or pink corolla, stamens white. Upper lip with 4 lobes, lower one undivided. Garden plant, native from India.

Medicinal plant. See properties Study of plants Cultivation detailsMacro details

More information about plants.

Vicente Martínez Centelles
Written by Vicente Martínez Centelles Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.

Other interesting articles

This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.
"Botanical" is not responsible for damages caused by self-medication.

Botanical-online is an informative page that describes, among other topics, the traditional uses of plants from a therapeutic point of view. Their descriptions do not replace professional advice. Botanical-online is not responsible for self-medication and recommends consulting with the physician.