Sweet Genova Basil seeds / Organically grown

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Sweet Genova Basil seeds / Organically grown

Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese' is an annual native to India, Africa, and Asia.

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Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'.

One of the most popular herbs, it is now cultivated in all temperate climates throughout the world.

Of all the basils to grow, and there are about 150 varieties, Genovese basil is one of the best because it yields 7 to 8 cuttings and makes the best pesto.

In Italy, it is considered a sign of love. When a woman puts out a pot of basil, it means she is ready to receive her suitor. In France, it is called herbe royale. In India, it is sacred, dedicated to Vishnu and Krishna. In Victorian times, it was sent for best wishes in nosegays called tussie-mussies.

Herbalists recommend Basil tea for stomach cramps, vomiting and constipation. Basil has been described as having a slight sedative action, which would explain why it is sometimes recommended for nervous headaches and anxiety.

Instead of an after dinner mint, try an after dinner cup of basil tea to aid digestion and expel gas.

* Please Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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