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Basil Seed - Holy Basil

Ocimum tenuiflorum

  • Short-lived perennial.
  • Requires winter frost protection.
  • Pretty pink/purple flowers.
  • Sacred to the Hindu faith.
  • Used in Thai cooking (but not to be confused with Thai Basil)

Supplied as a packet of approximately 300 seeds.

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1 or more £2.25GBP each. Group & quantity discounts


A lovely perennial plant producing small, fragrant pinky/purple flowers with green leaves and purple stems. Holy Basil should not be confused with 'normal' sweet basil but is well worth growing. It has a gorgeous scent and flavour and is commonly used in Thai cooking.

Often grown by people following the Hindu religion as it is a sacred plant.

Is said to have many herbal benefits and is used in Ayurvedic medicine where is it said to be the 'elixir of life'.

Also known as Tulasi or Tulsi.

As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.


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