Basil Holy

Basil Holy

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Closely related to culinary basil, Holy basil is known as tulsi in South Asia and is an important sacred plant in Hinduism.

Growing Tips
Choose a sunny site with well-drained soil, amend with well-rotted manure or compost.

The essential oil from Holy Basil contains a compound called eugenol which has antiseptic activity. It can kill germs such as bacteria, reduce inflammation and deter insects. Ayurvedic medical literature says that Holy Basil is an effective treatment for snake bites. It is also used to treat many skin conditions as well as coughs, bronchitis and diabetes. It is can be taken as a drink with lemon juice or cardamom.

Herb Attributes
Harvest Regularly, the more you harvest the more it will produce. If kept warm and harvested often you may even get 10 months worth of Basil leaves.
Position Part to Full Sun
Height 50cm
Width 50cm
Lifespan Annual
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