Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

Ocimum basilicum

  • Ran tulas (Marathi)
  • Sabza (Marathi)

Description: Subshrubs. Leaveselliptic?ovate or lanceolate, margin entireto serrulate. Inflorescence bracts oblanceolate, ciliate, acuminate at apex. Calyx-lobes, glabrous, hairy within, clearly enlarged in fruit. Corolla cream, tube inflated below. Seeds mucilaginous when wet; fruiting pedicel recurved.

How to Grow: The herb is raised through seeds. The seedlings are raised in nursery, seeds start germinating 3 days after sowing and after 4to 6 weeks old or 6 to 10 cm height they are transplanted.

Care regime: The plant requires moderately fertile well-drained loamy or sandy loam soils.

Parts Used: flowers, seeds

Collection: The plant is harvested 8 to 12 weeks after planting at the stage when it is in full bloom and lower leaves start turning yellow.

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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