Purple Sacred Basil Seeds
The Purple Sacred Basil
, also known as Tulsi
or Sacred Kha Prao
is considered very holy in the Hindu religion. It is grown near temples and in gardens all over India. A special structure is built in the yard and the Tulsi
is planted in it.
The Holy basil
plant is said to help the spirit have a safe passage to the next life and to reduce pollution in homes.
The clove-scented leaves are popular in salads and other dishes. The leaves can also be steamed in tea for flavor and for relief from cold/cough, headaches and colds. Herbal medicine says it is best to place fresh leaves in in a pot of freshly boiled water and cover the patient with a sheet so they can breath the vapor of this herb.
This variety of Basil
will have to to be taken indoors during winters and it has zero tolerance for even cool air. This Basil
and can be planted indoors in pots.
As with all basils
, you can also use this basil in the garden as a natural insecticide to repel aphids, mites, and tomato horn worms.
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