Entry from US English dictionary
A kind of basil that is venerated by Hindus as a sacred plant. Also called tulsi.
- Ocimum sanctum, family Labiatae.
- 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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Syllabification: ho·ly bas·il
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