BASIL RAMI TULSI SACRED RED SEEDS HERBS HERBAL OCIMUM SANCTUM syn. TENUIFLORUM $2.00

FOR YOUR HERBAL GARDEN! RED RAMI TULSI SACRED BASIL IS A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL HOLY BASIL WITH MIXED COLOUR LEAVES AND SO MANY USES! HARDLY SEEN, IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY USEFUL TOO!

Description
Tulsi or Holy basil is a herb native to the Indian subcontinent, loved for its slightly spicy and refreshing fragrance, with many tiny colourful flowers. Revered by people who follow Hinduism and Jainism for its great medicinal and spiritual characteristics, which have been proven through many scientific studies.

Ayurvedic texts describe Holy basil as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a goddess incarnated in plant form (the mother medicine of nature). Many traditional Hindus worship an alter bearing a Holy basil plant that is placed in the courtyard of their home or in another prominent location. Today Holy basil remains one of the most cherished of India’s sacred plants. Also used to repel insects.

Ocimum tenuiflorum features a purple stem with green-purple leaves and white-to-purplish blossoms. The leaves smell of peppermint, cloves, liquorice and/or lemon. They are usually steeped to make Holy basil tea, Tulsi tea or incorporated into herbal infusion blends, said to support immunity health to help you stay feeling your best.

The juice of leaves possesses diaphoretic, antiperiodic, stimulating and expectorant properties. It is used for catarrh and bronchitis, applied to the skin, used to treat ringworm and other cutaneous diseases and dropped into the ear to relieve earache. An infusion of the leaves is used as a stomachic in gastric disorders of children. Decoctions of the root are given as a diaphoretic in malarial fevers. The seeds are mucilaginous and demulcent and are given in disorders of genito-urinary systems.

Not for use in pregnancy or during nursing except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Always consult a medical or herbal practitioner before embarking on any program of using a new medical herb. Some herbs should not be taken in certain situations, for example pregnancy, or for certain health conditions where adverse reactions may be possible. Alternatively, you may have allergies to an herb, or induce side effects from other medication and health conditions. So please do not take without qualified medical advice.

Grow Notes
Growing to between 30-60cm tall, place them 40cm apart and place in part or full sun, in moist well drained soils. To promote healthier, bushier plants, many gardeners may choose to pinch basil seedlings early in the season to help promote the plants’ branching habit.

Frequent and consistent watering will result in lush, green growth from plants without the need for frequent fertilization. At harvest time, make certain only to remove about one-fourth of the plant to ensure continued basil harvests throughout the season.

Sow
Place the Tulsi seeds on top of the soil in Spring or early Summer and tamp them for good soil to seed contact. Cover the seeds with 1mm layer of compost or soil. Mist the seeds with sprayer and place them where they receive warmth, bright shade, and some part morning sun. Keep the soil constantly moist until the germination occurs.

When the seedlings have grown two or three sets of true leaves, transplant them carefully in individual containers or outdoors, taking care not to disturb the roots.

Germination
8-14 days @ 21-23°C

Maturity
100-110 days to maturity. Tulsi grows as a perennial plant in frost-free areas with mild winter and as an annual in cold and temperate climates.

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