The most widely grown, popular basil, renowned for its use in Italian dishes. Commonly sold dried in supermarkets. Has a licorice-clove flavor.
• Put leaves into a salad spinner or wrap up in a towel to get rid of excess moisture.
• Use whole leaves in rolls and sandwiches or tear the leaves into bite size pieces and use as required.
Basil is not only a popular folk remedy for ailments like nausea and bug bites but also widely utilized in traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine and other holistic medicine systems.