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Indian Basil (Ocimum Tenuiflorum)

Indian Basil (Ocimum Tenuiflorum)

It’s been grown in India from as far back as 5,000 years. No wonder then, that Indians harbour a deep cultural and religious attachment with the plant from time immemorial. In fact in the Ayurvedic approach to medicine, it has been revered for it’s medicinal properties in curing several diseases ; dried leaves have also been used as mosquito repellents for centuries.



On the other hand , Italian & southeast Asian cuisines extensively utilise basil as a culinary herb to add flavour to dishes!



Different Varieties:Dark Opal Basil, Thai Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Rama Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi, Vana Tulsi.

  • Maintenance of plant :

    Pinch the tops of the plant and nip the flower buds to help the plant to grow bushier. Also ensure to keep an eye out to pluck wilted or old leaves.


    Since the plant thrives in sunlight, you could place it under  the sun for at least 4 hours each day.


    The plant needs to be grown in fertile soil with a ph level of around 6-7.5.


    You would need to water the plant when the top soil feels dry; avoid watering during monsoons and sparingly in winters.