Vana Holy Basil (Ocimum gratissimum), also known as African or Clove Basil, is indigenous to Africa but has a strong tradition of use in Indian Ayurvedic herbalism, where’s it’s known as “tulsi” or “tulasi.” This is most striking of the three tulsi types we’ve grown. Plants make mildly fuzzy emerald green foliage that has an aroma reminiscent of cinnamon and licorice. Takes longer to get established than either Rama or Krishna Holy Basil, but also has a more prolonged leaf production period. Use fresh or dry as an uplifting, stress-relieving tea during the colder months of the year.
Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
90 days from seed for leaf harvests. Annual.