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Holy Basil Seed
(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)|
|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|