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    Basil leaves (Fresh)

    Basil also known as French Basil or Sweet Basil or Tulsi is an erect glabrous herb, 30-90 cm high is very common to India and its culture. The leaves of basil have numerous oil glands with aromatic volatile oil. Basil is originally native to Iran, India and other tropical regions of Asia, having been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years Dried leaves and tender four sided stems of this plant are used as spice for flavoring and for recovery of essential oil. The flavor is warm, sweet and somewhat pungent and peculiar. The odor of sweet basil is aromatic fragrant and sweet. The herb is well known for the medicinal virtues. In India it is believed that `sanctum` species or the sacred basil has better medicinal virtues than other species. It is also believed that the plant releases electro-magnetic influences around it, hence planting it in the courtyard shall make people of the house remaining happy. It is also considered as good insecticide and pesticide.