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Basil – Holy


Holy basil is an erect SUBSHRUB that grows up to 60cm. Many branched, hairy stems carry simple ovate green leaves with slightly toothed margins. Flowers are purple.
It is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes and herbal tea and common to the Indian subcontinent and southeast Asia. The plant is revered as the elixer of life.


Although not commonly used as a culinary herb, the leaves are infused as a tea, and the plant is often used as a tonic herb and medicine.

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(Ocimum sanctum syn. Ocimum tenuiflorum)