Ocimun basilicum var. minimum
The name of basil originates from the Greek word ”basileus”- king.
According to historians, the Romas and the Greeks before them (Alexander the Great) imported basil from the tropical regions of Asia.
Theophrastus and Pedanios Dioscorides often refer to basil in their writings.
Basil is a wonderful, aromatic plant especially appreciated in Mediterranean quisine. It has always been present in the gardens and balconies of Greek cities and villages.
Greek basil has smaller leaves and a milder aroma than its Asian counterpart.
Basil enhances digestion and helps absorb nutrients from from food.
It prevents stomach cramps and enhances the secretion of stomach acids.