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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Ocimum x citriodorum
Alternative Names: Kemangi

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Ocimum x citriodorum


  • Annual
  • Lemon-scented leaves and small white flowers, followed by lemon-scented seeds.
  • Full sun.
  • pH 5-8.
  • Pinch out growing tips
  • Container/bedding plant.

Culinary Uses

  • Strong lemon-basil flavour. Leaves are used with fish and chicken and in herb butters
  • Seeds make a refreshing drink.

Parts Used

  • Leaves, flowers and seeds

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 and mites
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