Scientific Name: Ocimum Basilicum
Ocimum Basilicum is a herb. The leaves are its edible part, used in salads and pizza, as for the flowers they are aesthetically pleasing.
-Max. Height: Less than 0.5 m
-Max. Width: Less than 50 cm
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Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Growth Rate: Very Fast
Flowering Period: Summer, Fall
Flower Color: White, Light Pink, Lavender
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Fruit Scent: Fragrant
Foliage Scent: Fragrant
Country of Origin: Europe, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Asia
Habit: Less than 25
Gardening Tips: No pruning at all.
Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese; a very good source of copper, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), and vitamin C; and a good source of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. It reduces inflammation and swelling, it has anti-aging and antibacterial properties, it is rich in antioxidants.