variety of basil is Genovese also known as Sweet or Common basil. It
has a delicious flavor and aroma. The leaves have a lovely anise scent
and taste sweet, yet slightly peppery.
Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A,
and vitamin C. It’s also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and
omega-3 fatty acids. … When basil’s oils are extracted to make
essential oil, it is used for treating cuts, wounds, and skin