Thai Basil

九層塔

Thai Basil

Appearance 外觀

花序重重疊疊如塔狀,莖部為紅色。葉子卵形或卵狀披針形,淡綠色並長有細毛。

The inflorescence is overlapped and the stem is red. The leaves are ovoid or ovatelanceolate, light green in color with fine hairs.

Growing Condition 生長條件

喜愛向陽日照充足溫暖潮濕的氣候,每天平均日照6小時以上。

Prefer warm and humid climate with plenty of sunshine, with an average of more than 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Uses 用途

羅勒是意大利料理和南亞料理的重要調味。葉子有種強烈的類似茴香的氣味,可以給菜增香。新鮮的葉可作泡茶,飲料之用。

Basil is an important seasoning in Italian and South Asian cuisine. The leaves have a strong scent, which can add aroma to vegetables. The fresh leaves can be used for making tea and beverages.

Health Benefits 營養價值

具有強大的抗氧化、防癌、抗病毒和抗微生物性能。中藥常用以治療跌打損傷和蛇蟲咬傷。

It has strong anti-oxidation, anti-cancer, anti-virus and anti-microbial properties. Commonly used to treat bruises and snake and insect bites in Chinese medicine.