Siam queen
Thai sweet basil">
Ocimum basilicum
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Ocimum basilicum

"Magic" Thai basil
Siam queen
Thai sweet basil

  family lamiaceae 
  genus ocimum 

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Genus  Ocimum Species  basilicum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  "Magic" Thai basil   Siam queen   Thai sweet basil Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S6921 Data source  CrscntBlm;MedPl p238;Frgnt p174;Frgnt p351
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Hiro's friend Compost  no Size at acquisition  4 inch pot Garden location  Herb garden Garden notes  The leaves of Ocimum basilicum have a mildly spicy aroma.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  carminative   antiemetic   sedative   galactagogue   antibacterial Medicinal parts  Leaves   Flowers   Essential oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Essential oil should not be taken internally. Medicinal notes  Ocimum basilicum has numerous traditional medicinal uses. Some of its many uses are: as a carminative, as an antiemetic, as a sedative and as a galactagogue. More uses are listed in the medicinal properties section. The leaves as well as the flowers and the essential oil are used in herbal preparations. Essential oil should not be taken internally.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  sweet. warmly fragrant; used in cooking Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Spicy Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Ocimum basilicum is a native plant in the natural environment and most likely originates from East Indies.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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