• Damir Beatović, BSc University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade-Zemun
  • Slavica Jelačić, PhD University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade-Zemun
  • Đorđe Moravčević, MSc. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade-Zemun
  • Vlade Zarić, PhD University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, BelgradeZemun


Comprehensive feld research of Serbian basil have been performed, aimed promoting national and traditional herbs. Basil has been grown in Serbia in gardens since the 12th century. Due to its use in religious ceremonies it is grown on private plots and farms belonging to Serbian monasteries. Basil herb and essential oil are used in food and perfume industry and they are highly demanded raw material on the global market. A large number of samples have been collected during many years of research and documentation about basil originating from the territory of Serbia has been formed.


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How to Cite
BEATOVIĆ, Damir et al. PROMOTION OF BASIL AS A TRADITIONAL HERB IN SERBIA. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 58, n. 1 Book 1, p. 27-33, dec. 2011. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 mar. 2021.