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(ocymum Basilicum Linn) An Annual Herb Of The Order Labiatae








The popular name, derived from the specific, signifies royal or kingly,
probably because of the plant's use in feasts. In France it is known as
herb royale, royal herb. The generic name is derived from Oza, a Greek
word signifying odor.

The plant is a native of tropical Asia, where for centuries, especially
in India, it has been highly esteemed as a condiment. Probably the early
Greek and Roman writers were well acquainted with it, but commentators
are not decided. They suppose that the Okimon of Hippocrates,
Dioscorides and Theophrastus is the same as Ocimum hortense of





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