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Purple Basil SEEDS – Ocimum basilicum – Basil Dark Opal Herb – Heirloom #20+

$5.40

Purple Basil SEEDS – Ocimum basilicum – Basil Dark Opal Herb – Heirloom

Non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated, no chemically treated, heirloom seeds. Aromatic basil variety with magnificent dark purple foliage and sweet aniseed flavour. It can be used the same way as sweet basil to flavour food, make tinctures, essential and infused oils. Basil is highly regarded as a medicinal plant with many health benefits (read the interesting facts about basil in the description below). It can be grown in a pot, too.

The price is for 20+ seeds.

More info below.

Description

Purple Basil SEEDS – Ocimum basilicum – Basil Dark Opal Herb – Heirloom

Non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated, no chemically treated, heirloom seeds. Aromatic basil variety with magnificent dark purple foliage and sweet aniseed flavour. It can be used the same way as sweet basil to flavour food, make tinctures, essential and infused oils. Basil is highly regarded as a medicinal plant with many health benefits (read the interesting facts about basil in the description below). It can be grown in a pot, too.

Some interesting facts about basil: “Due to its antimicrobial, insecticidal activity and very pleasant aroma, basil essential oil is widely used in the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and aromatherapy industries. In addition, now-a-days public prefers natural food additives hence naturally derived antimicrobial agents from basil have become more important in antimicrobial packaging as they present a perceived lower risk to consumers. Aromatic leaves and flowering parts of O. basilicum are traditionally used as stimulant and tonic agents used in folk remedies to treat various ailments such as poor digestion, stomach-ache, feverish illnesses, nausea, abdominal cramps, gastro-enteritis, migraine, insomnia, depression, gonorrhoea, dysentery, and chronic diarrhoea exhaustion. Externally, they have been applied for the treatment of acne, loss of smell, insect stings, snake bites, and skin infections. Rosmarinic acid (RA) is the most biologically active compound present in Basil. The extract of the herb is used in preventing cardiovascular diseases through improved diet and several antioxidant compounds it contains display a high antioxidant power. (Ullah et.al., 2023)”

The price is for 20+ seeds.

Planting and growing tips: Sow all year round. Basil is an easy to grow plant. The better the soil, the quicker and better it will grow. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in raised garden beds.

Additional notes:

  • easy to grow, perfect for beginners
  • plants spacing of ~30cm, row spacing ~40 cm, sowing depth ~0.5cm, germination soil temperature 8-27 °
  • germination ~5-10 days, maturity ~60 days
  • The price is for about 20+ seeds, non-GMO,non-hybrid, naturally grown open-pollinated heirloom seeds. Not sending to WA and Tasmania.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

 

 

References:

Muhammad Arshad. Ullah., Ali, Hassan., and Ameer, Hamza (2023), Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Products as Medical Treatment of Human Diseases, J. Nutrition and Food Processing, 6(3); DOI:10.31579/2637-8914/124 https://www.auctoresonline.org/article/sweet-basil-ocimum-basilicum-products-as-medical-treatment-of-human-diseases

 

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Weight0.1 kg