Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fact of the Day: Royal Basil

Basil's name is derived from basilikohn, a Greek word meaning "royal" as ancient Greeks considered the herb to be noble and sacred. 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

OR, maybe it's the herb Harry Potter needed to fight the pesky Basilisk, it's one true weakness!

Pat Hatt said...

So you can eat royality and not be a cannabal? cool.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that...yahoo!!!
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Dana said...

Never knew that. Interesting!

DEZMOND said...

I prefer celery to basil :)

Lucy said...

Love basilico with tomatoes! Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Unknown said...

i love basil... glad to know it means "royal"

Christine said...

it's a wonderful herb indeed!