How can You Eat a Simple Green Leaf and Obtain the Ancient Knowledge?!
This simple green leaf is all around us yet we don't really know that when we eat it we give an extra-valuable present to our body. It is even confirmed by several studies that the ancients were right about #basil.
Its full name nowadays is the Latin Ocimum Basilicum and derives from the Greek Okimon and the later added the Basilikon (Greek: ῶκιμον το βᾰσιλικόν).
The name Okimon comes from the Okys (Greek: ὠκῠς) which means one that is fast because basil grows fast (fastly grows, Greek: ὡκἐως φυὀμενον). This is what Theofrastos tells us in his work about botany.
The name Basileus (pronounced vassilefs) means the king as we say today with a slightly different touch. First of all, the letter B is pronounced as the V in English.