Ocimum Sanctum 250+ Seeds, Tulsi Holy Basil Culinary Therapeutic Herb

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Ocimum sanctum
Also known as: Holy Basil, Tulsi

Known as the Queen of Herbs and is grown for its ornamental, culinary and therapeutic uses. Holy Basil is an erect, many branched subshrub in tropical climates, often grown as annual elsewhere. It grows up to 24" tall and wide. It boasts green or purple, smooth elliptic leaves and spikes of small, white or mauve flowers arranged in close whorls on dark stems. Native to India, it has been adopted into spiritual rituals and lifestyle practices. Considered a sacred plant by the Hindus, it is often planted around Hindu shrines.

Tulsi leaves are rich in vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and potassium. It also has a rich amount of protein, fiber, essential oils, and antibacterial properties. Its daily consumption would prevent disease, promote general health, well-being and longevity and assist in dealing with the stresses of daily life. It can help reduce inflammation in the body, lower blood pressure, fight free radicals, and reduce high blood sugar levels. A soothing tea is made from the leaves, fresh or dry. Often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups because of its peppery taste.

Although it naturally repels mosquitos and flies, it does attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden. Harvest mature leaves for fresh use anytime. Pinch out flowerheads as they appear to ensure continued leaf growth. Performs best in light, well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Water freely in the summer. Extremely frost sensitive.

This offer is for approximately 250+ seeds.