Basils

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hly basil
Ruku-ruku hitam
holy basil
Ruku-ruku putih
kemangi
Kemangi
basil
Selasih


Basils are both culinary and medicinal in their usage. There are over 150 different varieties of Ocimum basilicum. Most of them are hybrids which has been created many centuries before. The base plants for these varieties come from the east and had been brought to the west as far back as the Greco-Roman period. Thus Dioscorides and Pliny mention of their uses in their treatise on materia medica. The Arabs and the Persians also mention them in their writings. However, it was the Hindus who had been using Basils in their religious rituals and also in their medicines.

Basils are graded in Italy against the Genovese and the De Genova varieties. They being the best in quality.

Langkawi has her fair share of basils seen growing wild. We presumed that they are ferrel rather than native. The holy basils are found in abundance in the Kisap area where the Indian community resides. It being called Tulsi and it is being used in their religious rituals and also as home remedy for various trivial complaints.

Kemangi and selasih on the other hand can be found in the Ayer Hangat Area where much of the inhabitants are of Siamese descend. These two basils are used in Siamese cooking.

We have in our collection about 15 different species or varieties of basils.
Kayu Manis Jawa
Sweet Basil
Kayu Manis China
Genovese
sweet basil
De Genova
cinnamon basil
Cinnamon

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