Tulsi has also been recognized by the rishis for thousands of years as a prime herb in Ayurvedic treatment. It has been traditionally used by Hindus, and now others, for its diverse healing properties. Tulsi is regarded as a kind of “elixir of life” and believed to promote longevity. Its aroma is distinctively different to its close cousin, the Thai Basil, which is sometimes wrongly called Holy basil, but they can be distinguished by their aroma and flavour. Holy basil is slightly hairy, whereas Thai Basil is smooth and hairless, also Holy basil does not have the strong aniseed or licorice smell of Thai Basil; Holy Basil has a hot, spicy flavour sometimes compared to cloves.
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