Kemangi (Ocimum citriadorum) is Indonesia word for "Lemon Basil". Kemangi is also called Tulsi and know as holy basil, of the family Labiatae. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word meaning "to small". The plant has a strong pleasant aroma with a faint cinnamon tinge and is used in cooking and as garnish for foods. Moreover, Kemangi is an herb which is used in cooking many seafood dishes and can be eaten raw with sambal. Asian Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Lemon Basil (Ocimum canum) are 2 of the varieties of lemon basil. Any variety of Lemon Basil is used for cooking Indonesian dishes.

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