Annual herb growing 30-60cm tall. Plants are upright with purple stems, slightly hairy aromatic green oval shaped leaves and produce small white/mauve flowers in summer. Leaves have a slightly spicy flavour are commonly used as a flavouring in Thai cuisine. Is used to make a tea. Is sometimes grown as an ornamental. Fast growing. Traditionally used to repel insects. Also has medicinal uses.
An important plant in numerous religions and cultures.
Also known as Sacred Basil, Tulasi and Tulsi.
Grown using organic heirloom open pollinated seed, no sprays, no chemicals in organic nutrient rich soil with gypsum, volcanic rock, minerals and compost in trays. No blood and bone no fish.