Perennial Basil

Scientific Name: 
Ocimum americanum
Family Name: 
Lamiaceae
Place of Origin: 
India, Sri Lanka, torpical America & Africa
Plant Description: 
A medium size bushy herb.
Plant Height: 
2m
Plant Width: 
1m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Oil
Bee Fodder
Repellent
Of Interest: 
The leaves are best used for cooking when used fresh. Basil has many uses for medicinal purposes. Basil has anti inflamatory properties and is high in antioxidants so is great for our immune system. The leaves and oil also have antibacterial properties and can be used on surfaces as a disinfectant.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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