Australian Wild Basil is a unique herb adding strong-sweet savoury characteristics that can enhance regular dishes bringing a fascinating Australian twist to traditional uses of basil.
Indigenous Australians used this plant for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Early European settlers often called it the “Five Spice Plant” because of its delightful fragrant mix of basil, mint and sage.
Wild Basil displays unique flavours that can resemble characteristics of basil, mint, and sage.
This herb can make a great substitute for regular basil to offer a native bush foods twist on common dishes. Use in pasta sauces, casseroles, soups, broths, marinades, and meat seasonings, stir fries and salads.
WILD BASIL (DRIED)
Wild Basil can be used in any dish where sweet basil would be used, complementing any Mediterranean tomato based dish.