The low-growing bush basil (Ocimum minimum) is a separate species, but it is probably a variant of sweet basil. Much of the herb grown today is a hybrid, a cross between Ocimum basilicum andOcimum americanum. There are many cultivars of basil that have their own denomination.
Mix with milk for a traditional Asian milk rose drink
Can be used with ice cream or kulfi as a dessert topping
Used to flavour many alcoholic drinks such as vodka or gin
Intense nose of rose petals, flowery rose aroma