Taste. Its aromatic, slightly sweet and somewhat peppery flavor is especially popular in Italian cuisine.
Effect. Basil has a variety of substances with medicinal properties, including linalool and camphor, among others. The herb has antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Here, the relief of flatulence, the relief of throat diseases and colds, and as a remedy for fever and stress are especially important.