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Common Name: BASIL - CAMPHOR
Scientific Name: Ocimum kilimandscharicum
Alternative Names: Fever Plant, African Basil

Package Format0.20g up to 248 sds

Ocimum kilimandscharicum
Ocimum kilimandscharicum


  • Perennial
  • Strong camphor odor.
  • Perennial woody shrub, grows up to 1,2m.
  • Ovate leaves, bears creamy white flowers.
  • Full sun, well drained soil.
  • Frost tender, but will grow out again in spring.
  • Can take heavy pruning.
  • Very stately plant in the herb garden.
  • Can also grow in a big container.

Culinary Uses

  • Too strong a flavor for culinary use.

Parts Used

  • Leaves and seeds.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Internally for malaria and other feverish infections.
  • Stomach aches.

Other Uses

  • Leaves and seeds: repel insects, especially mosquitoes.
  • Leaves - in sachets to protect woolens.
  • Commercial source of camphor.
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