Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Holy Basil: Ocimum sanctum

Known in India as 'Tulsi' and a mainstay of Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, this basil is proving to be very vigorous for me, growing like crazy despite blooming profusely. It makes a delicious, mild. very clear medicinal tea, and last week I served it freshly chopped atop homemade Indian dal soup made with yellow split peas, asa foetida and other Indian spices. I have sold a few and given a few to and will have more for sale in two weeks, $5 in 1 gallon pots. John

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