Holy Basil Seed

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Holy Basil Seed

A highly esteemed basil both for its culinary and medicinal uses.

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(Ocimum sanctum LAMIACEAE)

Rare basil with a spicy scent of clove, lemon, and cinnamon. Grown outside holy sanctuaries in India. Medicinal: Holy Basil has warming, antiseptic qualities. Used as a febrifuge to lower fevers especially those related to colds and flu, as an antibiotic for skin infections and as an insect repellent.


Foliage:Leaves have a slighly pubescent (hairy surface.
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:18 inches
Diameter:9 inches
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 14 days at 55 F at night and 70F day. Direct sow or transplant after last frost.
Spacing:12 to 16 inches apart
Sun:Full sun

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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