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Tulsi vs. Holy Basil

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Tulsi vs. Holy Basil

zim | Sep 5, 2001 02:50 PM

Hi All,

A question just occurred to me. There is a type of basil that is somewhat holy in southern india - referred to as "tulsi." Often folks will drink tulsi infused water there. My mother insists that this is not the same as Thai "Holy basil"--I have never had tulsi in India but always thought it was the same and that the holiness came from earlier Indian buddhist proselytizing in SE Asia.

Anone have a definitive answer?

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