Uses for African blue basil?
This is my second year growing this herb, which in addition to being a fine ornamental is irresistible to bees (I have it growing near salvias and Sedum "Autumn Fire" and bumblebees, honeybees and a variety of other flying insects are having a great time with the blossoms). It is easy to grow from cuttings.
I see from an online source that this plant is regarded as good for what ails you, including "headaches, coughs, diarrhea, constipation, warts, worms and kidney malfunction...It is also thought to be antispasmodic, stomach ache carminative stimulant and insect repellant...antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents and strengthen the immune system...brewed as an infusion and... to treat colds, coughs, fevers, stomach aches and cramps, vomiting, constipation, as a relaxant for nervous hysteria and for kidney and urinary complaints."
Obviously it wouldn't be necessary to grow any other herb. :)
Anyone finding it particularly useful, either medicinally or in cooking (the aroma and flavor are somewhat redolent of camphor)?
Here is a link that might be useful: African blue basil
This post was edited by eric_oh on Sat, Aug 31, 13 at 15:21