Basil - Holy
Holy Basil has been regarded as one of the most important herbs ever discovered. Used for centuries in herbal teas for its soothing properties. It has been used to shorten flu symptoms, aid in respiratory function, and to ward off the common cold. Holy basil grows much like traditional basil varieties, this variety produces flowers quickly to attract pollinators.
Holy basil is easy to grow from seeds, and it thrives in the heat of summer. Note that this is a different species from the regular basil varieties shown in this website. It is highly fragrant, but does not have the same flavour profile as Genovese basil.
Taste Profile: Hints of cinnamon, clove and anise
Holy Basil (medicinal basil) is frequently called Tulsi because it is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. In Thailand, it is called Kaphrao, and used as a culinary herb.
|Botanical Name||Ocimum sanctum syn. Tenuiflorum|
|Seed Packet||100 Seeds|