Ocimum tenuiflorum | Sanctum | Holy Basil | Tulasi | Thulasi | Tulsi | 200_Seeds

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Here are seeds from Ocimum tenuiflorum which has a widely used synonym Ocimum sanctum. It is also known as holy basil, tulasi, thulasi, and tulsi. This plant gets up to 2 feet tall and has purple blossoms. The leaves are used In the Hindu religion to worship Vishnu, Rama, Krishna, and other deities. The green and purple leaves are a common ingredient in Thai food where it is eaten cooked and raw. The dried leaves can be used to make tea, or it can be mixed with stored grains and used as an insect repellent. This has been done for centuries now. The stems from this plant can be cut into beads and used to make rosaries. USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 11.