Definition of holy basil in English:

holy basil

Syllabification: ho·ly bas·il


  • A kind of basil that is venerated by Hindus as a sacred plant. Also called tulsi.
    • Ocimum sanctum, family Labiatae
    More example sentences
    • According to her, basil - holy basil or tulsi as its known in Northern India - could cure anything.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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