Holy Basil

Latin Name:

Ocimum Tenuiflorum

Aromatic annual plant in the mint family…this herb has been cultivated for religious and supposed traditional medicine purposes, and for its essential oil.

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Fast Facts
  • one of India’s most important healing plants
  • Given names "incomparable one,” “elixir of anti-aging,” and “Queen of Herbs.”

Description

Holy Basil is an aromatic annual plant in the mint family…this herb has been cultivated for religious and supposed traditional medicine purposes, and for its essential oil.

Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum) is one of India’s most important healing plants through history, and over the years has been called the “incomparable one,” “elixir of anti-aging,” and “Queen of Herbs.”

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Germination

Start the Holy Basil herb seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Use a good, sterilized seed starting mix. Keep the soil moist but not saturated until germination occurs. In warm climates, the Basil seeds can be directly started outdoors in prepared seedbeds.

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