} Holy basil Seeds, Red Leaf Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) Asian Vegetable

Holy basil Seeds, Red Leaf Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) Asian Vegetable

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ORGANIC BASIL SEEDS. Holy basil, An Herb Native To India, Where It Is known As Tulsa
Holy basil has both medicinal and spiritual importance in India

.This Holy Basil plant can be easy plant in the garder or indoor. Basil loves sun, so give it hoer and she will grow into beatifull plant and the leaves can be used for many thai dishes.
Basil fresh from the garden is a sensory delight—one of life's simple pleasures. This staple herb of Thai, Italian,Vietnamese and Indian cuisine is quickly finding its way onto more and more dinner tables, particularly in pastas and salads.
Ram Tulsi or Green Holy Basil seeds (Ocimum sanctum)
DETAILS - Organic Holy Basil, Red Leaf
This variety has beautiful red leaves. Plants are very vigorous and produce lots of leaves for continuous harvests in a long time. This variety is also an ideal decorative container plant for your doorsteps and backyard. This herb is very popular in Thai cooking. Holy basil is an essential herb in the Thai kitchen. This Holy basil variety has pointed purple-tinged leaves. The plants have a bush growing habit and leaves have with a spicy, clove like, musky flavor and aroma. This herb is used in the popular Gai Pad Gra Pow dish and used in stir-frying and soup. Grows well in containers and has an ornamental appeal.
Holy basil has both medicinal and spiritual importance in India. It is sacred to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation and is considered purifying to mind, body, and spirit. A living Tulsi plant is kept in many Indian courtyards where it is believed to provide divine protection. Medicinally it's been used in the treatment of colds and flus, to cleanse the respiratory tract of toxins, and in the relief of gas and bloating. The oil is an antioxidant and is used for pain and arthritis. Recent scientific reports have confirmed the healing potential in medical conditions ranging from diabetes to cancer. Furthermore, Tulsi may even possess useful antibiotic activity, have a blood pressure lowering effect and be effective as a birth control agent.
How To Grow Holy Basil From Herb Seeds:
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. The Holy Basil plants benefit from regular fertilizer feeding. Start feeding once the first true leaves appear, and used a diluted liquid fertilizer, like fish emulsion, every other week
Culinary tips: This herb can be eaten fresh, dried, made into tea or used as a supplement. Used in many Thai and Indian cuisine dishes. The spicy aromatic leaves are a nice garnish with Asian noodle dishes.
Herb Specifications

  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 11
  • Height: 20 inches
  • Bloom Season: Mid summer to early fall
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Environment: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3

Planting Directions

  • Temperature: 70F
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Light Required: Yes
  • Depth: 1/4 inch
  • Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

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