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BASIL Holy Basil Green - OCIMUM tenuiflorum

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SKU Code: V 442

Family: Lamiaceae
Characteristics: Annual  herb

Seed per packet: Approx. 200
Seed per gram: Approx. 1950

Holy basil is closely related to culinary basil, the leaves of holy basil are commonly used in Thai cuisine and are commonly known as Sacred Basil, Tulasi and Tulsias. Holy basil is an important sacred plant in Hinduism and, as with many plant species used in Asia.
The religious uses are often linked with medicinal benefits.

Historically, holy basil was frequently grown in large vessels in the courtyards of Hindu forts and temples to cleanse the body. Holy basil is considered to be an adaptogenic herb, which means it is thought to help the body adapt to various forms of both physical and mental stress. There is some evidence that holy basil is effective in lowering blood sugar, so scientific studies are examining its potential as an aid in treating diabetes.

Germination can be difficult and requires high temperatures.

Grow notes:

Adaptable to most well-drained soil in a protected sunny position with an adequate amount of water.

Tropical: Spring-summer-autumn
Temperate: Spring to early autumn
Spring to early autumn

Sow: 3mm deep
Best sown direct in a growing position, thin to 20cm apart

Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 
6-10 days
6 weeks

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