• African blue basil is a cross between the African camphor basil and the dark opal basil. As a hybrid, it does not bear seeds, but it does bloom.
• Culinary uses of Afrian blue basil include using it raw in salads and as an ingredient in soups and sauces.
• The flavor features a stronger camphor taste than other basils.
• Basils with higher camphor content, such as African blue basil, serve a number of therapeutic uses, according to Purdue University, possesses antibacterial properties and can act as a disinfectant.
• The African blue basil plants produces purple, fuzzy leaves that change to green as they mature. Light purple in color, the flowers grow in long spikes and possess a strong camphor scent.