Basil leaves contain much health benefiting essential oils such as Eugenol, Citronellol, Linalool, Citral, Limonene and Terpineol, compounds known to be anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

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Basil is very low in calories and contains no cholesterol and is a very rich source of many essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Basil tea is said to help with many gastro-intestinal ailments

Basil is the ultimate complement to Tomatoes and also compliments well with Cheese, Chicken, Fish, Onions, Garlic and Olives. The plant is native to india but has been adopted around the world to add a great fresh flavour

An aromatic annual or biennial with bright green, elliptic leaves and small, tubular white or pink-tinged flowers 1cm in length. Grow in a light, well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Best grown containerised. May be grown as a short-lived sub-shrub if over-wintered under glass. Water freely in summer