Organic Holy Basil Leaf C/S

Organic Holy Basil Leaf C/S (Rama)

Botanical Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum/Ocimum sanctum

Common Names: Holy Basil

Origin: India

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SKU: 209356-31Size: 1 lb

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Holy Basil

1 lb of Organic Holy Basil Leaf Cut and Sifted (C/S) - Rama.

While related to the more well-known Ocimum basilicum, the basil used in cooking, Holy Basil is a medicinal herb used to make teas and extracts. It's known as a sacred plant in India. It is considered an adaptogen since it does not affect mood but instead affect functions of the body.

The Rama and Krishna varieties share the interchangeable botanical names Ocimum tenuiflorum and Ocimum sanctum; the two Latin names are synonymous with each other. They are, however, more like fraternal twins. The Rama variety is a short, annual, heavily flowered plant originally introduced to the U.S. as "Holy Basil". It is the most common type found in cultivation in the U.S. and is known for its cooling and mellow flavor. While not the most potent of the three varieties, it does have medicinal value and is considered to be the best tasting.

Warning: Holy Basil may modify glucose regulation.

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The holy basil was one of three herbs I needed to make what's called Healthy Heart Tea. I wasn't aware of the different types and wanted the sanctum and ended up ordering the Rama rather than the Krishna. Was happy to learn that they both share the sanctum name and my tea is fine. Will try the Krishna next time.

by Mike In Bmore on March 6, 2017

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organic holy basil leaf

I have purchased holy basil leaf from several other vendors and want to offer my congratulations to Starwest Botanicals for their very high quality herb.

by emily on March 22, 2016

Product: Organic Holy Basil Leaf C/S (Rama)

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