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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum var. 'Cinnamon'

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  • Annual
  • Annual with purple-veined leaves, lavender pink flowers and cinnamon-like scent
  • Full sun.
  • PH 5-8.
  • Pinch out growing tips
  • Container/bedding plant.

Culinary Uses

  • Very spicy flavour.
  • Add to salads, tomatoes, pasta sauces, pesto, soup, vegetables - beans, peppers and brinjal.
  • Good in stir fry dishes.
  • Seeds make a refreshing drink.

Parts Used

  • Leaves, flowers and seeds - growing season

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Restorative, warming - mild sedative action
  • Treat bacterial infection and intestinal parasites
  • Lowers fever, help migraine, colds and flu
  • Aids poor digestion, spasms, nausea, abdominal cramps and gastroenteritis
  • Help insomnia, low spirits and anxiety
  • Externally: Treat acne, insect stings and skin infection

Other Uses

  • Repel aphids, mites
The information contained within this website is for educational purposes only. This site merely recounts the traditional uses of specific plants as recorded through history. Always seek advice from a medical practitioner.

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