Basil Ocimum basilicum or St. Joseph's Wort is from dried leaves and stems of an herb native to the India, Asia, and Mediterranean. This aromatic, slightly pungent sweet basil variety is a must for flavoring Italian dishes, especially tomato sauces and minestrone. It can also be used in soups, stews, salad dressings, marinades, roasted vegetable dishes, and in bean, vegetable, and pasta salads. It compliments fish, shellfish, and poultry dishes. Organically grown in Egypt. Protective amber glass jar, kosher and pareve.