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Sweet basil
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A species of Ocimum , Also known as Great basil, Saint-joseph's-wort, Genovese basil
Botanical name : Ocimum basilicum Genus : Ocimum

Sweet basil, A species of Ocimum
Also known as:
Great basil, Saint-joseph's-wort, Genovese basil
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Genus: Ocimum
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Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Description

Sweet basil is a species of mint plant native to Asia and Africa. It is a popular houseplant, and thrives when it receives plenty of regular sun and water. This plant is also easy to transfer from one soil environment to another. The edible sweet basil leaves can be eaten fresh or dried with pizza, salads, soups, teas, and many other dishes.
Plant Type
Herb
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White
Pink
Purple
Leaf Color
Green
Purple
* Disclaimer: Content feedback CAN NOT be used as any basis for EATING ANY PLANTS. Some plants can be VERY POISONOUS, please purchase edible plants through regular channels.

General Info

Name story

Sweet basil
In European cuisine, it will be like losing its soul when there is no basil in the dish. No matter what recipe it is, you will like to add a little of it into the dish. It is because it gives off a strong and intense smell yet it adds a hint of sweetness into the dish. Hence, it is called Sweet basil.

Symbolism

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Usages

Beauty Improvement Value
Sweet basil can be made into essential oil to moisturize and tighten skin, balance oil secretion, and refresh the mind with its cooling smell.
Garden Use
Anyone with an herb garden is likely to have at least one sweet basil plant growing. It is a staple of food and herb gardens because of its aromatic properties and resistance to deer and rabbits. Sweet basil can be grown by other herbs or veggies, such as tomatoes and peppers, and will naturally repel insects.

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