Common Name: Basil Holy Sacred
Latin Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Description: Slender leaves with musky, mint perfume. Revered by Eastern religions and often seen growing around Indian temples. Tender perennial. Height 60cm.
Harvesting: Harvest frequently and remove flowers to encourage new growth.
Best Results: The more basil is harvested, the more it should be fertilised. Add lots of organic matter.
Uses: Fresh leaves can be added to salads and other cold dishes but this basil is mostly known for its use during religious or ceremonial events.
Companion: Rub on skin as basil repels mosquitoes.