Basil, a common name for the culinary herb Ocimum basilicum of the family Lamiaceae (mints), and originally from ndia, is best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, also playing a major role in the cuisine of Taiwan and the Southeast Asian cuisines of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
The type used in Italian food is typically called sweet basil, as opposed to Thai basil, lemon basil and holy asil, which are used in Asia.
Basil is originally native to India and other tropical regions of Asia, having been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years. The word basil comes from Greek “basileus”, meaning "king". Come, experience royalty!