Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) isn’t like the sweet basil in your mom’s marinara sauce or the Thai herb you use to flavor a steaming bowl of pho. This green leafy plant, also known as Ocimum sanctum L. and tulsi, is native to Southeast Asia. It has a history within Indian medicine as a treatment for many conditions, from eye diseases to ringworms.
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Leaves of God
Sambung Nyawa – Leaves of the God
This plant has high medicinal properties, and widely use locally to control Cholesterol, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. Its can be eaten raw or boil and drink like tea for controlling those illnesses.
Close up of the plant, my initial trial with this plant was a failure. It don’t grow well and the leaves are hard and brittle. The changes I did to my system was to switches the pump OFF at night around 8 pm till 8 am.
This plant are easily grown from cuttings, its best to use the young shoot about 5 ~ 6 inches in length and plant it in the growth media direct. It also require shade during their initial period of growth, I recommend 1 months or until you see new leave form.
It take root easily, but rooting compound or hormone are recommended. This plant root is not destructive, they are about 6 ~ 8 inches long, this may be due to Aquaponics where nutrient is not far from the plant.
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