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Scientific Name: Ocimum species

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Ocimum species
Ocimum species
Ocimum species


  • Perennial
  • Giant perennial - white flowers
  • Full sun.
  • Frost tender.
  • Prune after winter - will grow out in spring
  • Attract bees and butterflies.
  • Good container plant

Culinary Uses

  • Add to salads, tomato based dishes, pasta sauces (pesto), soups, vegetables

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Restorative, warming, aromatic
  • Bacterial infection and intestinal parasites
  • Feverish illnesses, migraine
  • Digestion, spasms, nausea, abdominal cramps and gastro
  • Insomnia, low spirits, anxiety, exhaustion

Other Uses

  • Insect Repellent: Spray for fungus, mildew, ants and scale
  • Flies: rub on kitchen counter
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