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Tulsi, Temperate — Holy Basil (Ocimum africanum) potted plant, organic

(6 customer reviews)

$8.50

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Annual, harvest at 40 days and ongoing to frost

(Temperate Tulsi)  The plant is a bushy annual tea basil with small leaves, purple flowers and a tutti-frutti fragrance. Among all basils in my experience, this one is (surprisingly) the shortest season, most frost-hardy cultivar. I’ve also seen these self-seed the following year, which is unusual among basils. We tested this cultivar and confirmed the presence of essential oils linalool, nerol, geraniol, citral, icocaryophyllene, humulene, etc.  Also ran it for genetic analysis to confirm identity as Ocimum africanum.  This is the holy basil my wife and I grow for ourselves to make into tea.  We find it very satisfying, with aroma most appealing.   Traditional usage (Ayurveda): stress, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and dementia.  Drinking tulsi tea in the morning is a fantastic way to get started.

Potted plant Certified Organically Grown

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  1. missindy83

    missindy83 (verified owner)

    How far apart do you recommend planting the potted plants? Thanks!

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    Melanie E Glover

    Temperate Tulsi

    Melanie E Glover

    This tulsi is easy to grow from seed and grows well. I live in Colorado and have it on my back deck in the full sun in pretty harsh weather. It is strong and resilient. It self seeds and seems to come back stronger every year. It has a rich aroma and wonderful taste. I have found this tulsi variety to be very hardy, easy to grow, and gives a great harvest. Great product.

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