One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of basil that is venerated by Hindus as a sacred plant.
Ocimum sanctum, family LabiataeAlso called tulsi
- ‘According to her, basil - holy basil or tulsi as its known in Northern India - could cure anything.’
- ‘From sandalwood incense to enhance the benefits of meditation to water infused with holy basil for purifying the environment, aromas have been a pleasant way to infuse the human psycho-physiology with the healing wisdom of plants.’
- ‘Choose herbs based on your skin type: lavender flowers and rose petal powder, for example, work well for dry or normal skin, and Neem powder, citrus peel powder and holy basil powder for oily skin.’
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