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Tulsi, Rama — Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), packet of 50 seeds, organic

$2.95

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a summer annual 60 days to harvest, or a potted plant brought in for the winter

(Rama Tulsi, Tulasi, Holy Basil) Perennial bush basil from India–the main type grown there. Purple stemmed with green leaves, sometimes tinted in purple, open form to 4 feet, flowers reddish purple. Highly aromatic plant, testing high in both eugenol and rosmarinic acid.  Traditional usage (Ayurveda): stress, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and dementia.  Drinking tulsi tea in the morning is a fantastic way to get started.  Prepare a flat of potting soil or a fine seedbed in spring and scatter seeds on surface, then press in and keep evenly moist and warm until germination, which is rapid.  Transplant or thin to 2 feet apart.

Packet of 50 seeds, Certified Organically Grown

 

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