Holy Basil flower

in herbs •  14 days ago 

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The flower of the Holy Basil is so tiny that you hardly notice it. It dries soon and the seeds are scattered with the help of wind and bees.

As many of you might be knowing already, the leaves have high medicinal value and can be consumed in a raw state as well as used in tea or curries too.

The leaves are used to prepare a concoction along with black pepper and cumin to cure colds, sore throat, and even fever. Sipping a spoon of honey will also help along with this if you find it too hot.

The holy basil plant is easy to grow and does not need special care. it can be grown in a pot also. There are two varieties - the dark leaf and the bright green leaf. The dark leaf is more beneficial for natural cures.

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So gorgeous!! I have holy basil in bloom all over my Thai garden now and yes, you're right - the blooms are soooo tiny that few people notice them. I was out earlier picking blue butterfly pea flowers to dry for tea during the cool season. Your post reminds me to cut & dry a new stash of holy basil too. 🌿💚🌿

So gorgeous!! I have holy basil in bloom all over my Thai garden now and yes, you're right - the blooms are soooo tiny that few people notice them. I was out earlier picking blue butterfly pea flowers to dry for tea during the cool season. Your post reminds me to cut & dry a new stash of holy basil too. 🌿💚🌿

Thanks. It is so good for health.

Mine are soooo teeny weeny... cant wait til they are properly growing!!

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Wonderful captures!

thanks a lot

I love holy basil. We bought the seeds in bulk to use as you would chia seeds. To top oatmeal, add to smoothies, etc. I would love to grow it here. I have to make time to see what type of growing conditions it needs. I've never actually seen the blooms! Thank you for sharing the photos. So pretty!!

♥ welcome. I hope you are able to grow and I don't think it will be a problem because it does not need any special care

Are those just fine hairs or are they thorns/spikes?

Just fine hairs. Soft plant it is

Thank you for the info :)

They are very tiny but so pretty. This would definitely be a good plant to have right now as cold season is approaching. Thanks for sharing the photos and knowledge :)

welcome, dear