Basil Leaf Powder (Ocimum basilicum). Is a member of the mint family with a mildly peppery taste, a hint of clove and mint, basil is at the same time spicy and sweet, warm and fresh. Sprinkle into soups, stews, tomato-based dishes and other cooked foods. Basil is high in vitamins, minerals and contains antioxidants. Large doses may interfere with anti-coagulant medications due to a high vitamin K content.