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Scientific Name: Ocimum x citriodorum 'Greek Column'

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Ocimum x citriodorum 'Greek Column'
Ocimum x citriodorum 'Greek Column'


  • Perennial
  • Perennial Greek Columnar has a narrowly upright, columnar habit and small leaves with a typical , sweet basil flavour and it seldom blooms.
  • Full sun
  • Frost tender
  • Ideal for containers

Culinary Uses

  • Spicy aroma like cloves and cinnamon
  • Add to salads, tomato based dishes, pasta sauces (pesto), soups, vegetables

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers - throughout growing season

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
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