Ocimum gratissimum – Vana Tulsi (seed)
Ocimum gratissimum is native to India, Sri Lanka, Java and tropical America and Africa. Insect repellent perennial that contains predominantly Eugenol, which gives it the clove smell. Leaves are infused for tea and used for flavouring. Also chewed for toothache. Also called clove basil.
Care and Cultivation of Ocimum gratissimum
Sow Ocimum gratissimum seed just beneath soil surface in spring. Tolerant of dry conditions. Plants can be cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and a bushy habit.
50+ seeds per packet
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