Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum
Other common names: Sweet basil
Ocimum basilicum L. (Lamiaceae) commonly known as sweet basil, has been used as a traditional medicinal plant for the treatment of headaches, coughs, diarrhea, constipation, warts, worms, and kidney malfunctions.1
Meadow Garlic and Basil Pesto
This recipe allows you to expand the flavor of the garlic while preserving it for longer use.
Herbal Insect Repellent
An alcohol based insect repellant spray made with beautyberry, catnip, dog fennel, lemon balm, lemongrass, and neem oil.
|↑1||Joshi RK. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Ocimum basilicum L. (sweet basil) from Western Ghats of North West Karnataka, India. Anc Sci Life. 2014 Jan;33(3):151-6. doi: 10.4103/0257-7941.144618. PMID: 25538349; PMCID: PMC4264302.|