The king of herbs, Basil herb is one of the ancient and popular herbal plants brimming with notable health-benefiting phytonutrients. Basil plants are native to India. This highly prized plant is revered as the “holy herb” in many cultures all around the world. Basil belongs to the family of Lamiaceae, in the genus: Ocimum. Its scientific name is Ocimum basilicum, which comes under Tulsi family but shouldn’t be mistaken

  with holy basil or Tulsi. Varieties of basil herbs exist.The ”Mediterranean” cultivar, which is typically known as sweet basil, has light green leaves as opposite to “Asian basil” or Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) that features large, hairy stems and stalks with pink flowers, purple or pink leaves in addition to possessing stronger ‘clove’ like flavour.

  Sabja seeds, the seeds of the sweet basil, are one of the under estimated ingredients in Indian cooking. These seeds are....

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