Thai basil (O. basilicum var. thyrsiflora)

O. basilicum var. thyrsiflora

Medicinal : Used both as an antidepressant and an antiseptic. Leaves can be rubbed on the skin to relive itching from insect bites. The leaves are also made into a concoction with honey and used for cough syrup. The essential oil extracted from the leaves can be used as an insect repellent or massage oil to aid in depression and anxiety.

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