Native Basil

native-basil-bush.jpgNative Basil (Prostanthera rotundifolia) is an aromatic plant whose native distribution is in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Long time inhabitants of the areas to which it is endemic apparently used this plant for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. 

Early settlers often called it the “Five Spice Plant” because of its delightful fragrant mix of basil, mint and sage.  It must have been wonderful to find this ingredient.  It can be used in any dish where sweet basil would be used, complementing any Mediterranean tomato based dish.

  • native basil Native Basil
    Taste Australia

    Native Basil

    Native Basil has a delightful fragrant mix of Basil, Mint and Sage flavours and was often called the 5 Spice Plant by early settlers.Indigenous Australians used this plant for medicinal and ceremonial purposes.However its distinctive aroma is not over...
    $3.69 - $150.00 (Inc. GST)
    $3.69 - $150.00 (Ex. GST)
  • Swagmans Salt
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    Native Seasonings: Swagmans Salt

    Swagmans Salt is our blend of  Southern Ocean Sea Salt, Native Basil, Sea Parsley or White Kunzea (seasonally dependent), Native Thyme, Saltbush & Mountain Pepper.Use in breads, salsas, salad, tomato based dishes.The listed weight is the...
    $3.95 - $18.95 (Inc. GST)
    $3.95 - $18.95 (Ex. GST)
  • Desert Flakes Seasoning Native Seasonings: Desert Flakes
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    Native Seasonings: Desert Flakes

    Desert Flakes combines Saltbush, Sea Salt, Wattleseed, Lemon Myrtle, Mountain Pepper, Bush Tomato or Native Thyme or Native Basil, Aussie Pepper and garlic. To be used as seasoning, in sauces and casseroles or as a sprinkle over bread, meat, vegetables...
    $4.38 - $22.40 (Inc. GST)
    $4.38 - $22.40 (Ex. GST)