The plant tastes somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, sweet smell. Basil is very sensitive to cold. It is best grown in hot, dry conditions. While most common varieties are treated as annuals, some are perennial, including African Blue and Holy Thai
It is a non-aromatic herb. The leaves of this plant are succulent, oblong and 4to6 mm (0.16 to 0.24 in) thick. Leaves are oblanceolate and are arranged oppositely (opposite decussate) on the stem. The flowers are small, actinomorphic and white, with four to
Wild mint is a herbaceous perennial plant generally growing to 10to60 cm (3.9to23.6 in) and rarely up to 100 cm (39 in) tall. It has a creeping rootstock from which grow erect or semi-sprawling squarish stems. The leaves are in opposite pairs, simple, 2to6.5
Thai basil Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora is a member of the mint family and as such has a particular sweet flavor reminiscent of anise, licorice and clove. Popular among the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, growing Thai basil has a
common names : Hindi: चिलबिल chilbil, कान्जू kanju, पपड़ी papri • Marathi: ऐनसादडा ainasadada, वावळ or वावळा vavala • Tamil: ஆயா aya • Malayalam: ആവല് aaval • Telugu: నాలి nali • Bengali: নাটা করঞ্জা nata karanja • Oriya: dhauranjan • Konkani: वांवळो vamvlo •
Lemon basils are bushy plants that ovate. It has bright leaves which are colored green and has jagged edges that can grow up to two inches in length. There are white flowers that grow along the spikes of the plant and they should be taken out because they
Tulsi or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) or Holy basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi, a consort of the god Vishnu. The offering of its leaves is mandatory in ritualistic worship of Vishnu and
Alpinia galanga is a plant in the ginger family, is an herb used in cooking, especially in Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
Cassia is one of the most beautiful in all tropical trees when it sheds its leaves, and bursts into a mass of long, grape-bunches like yellow gold flowers.
Turmeric is a perennial herbaceous plant that reaches up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall. Highly branched, yellow to orange, cylindrical, aromatic rhizomes are found. The leaves are alternate and arranged in two rows. They are divided into leaf sheath, petiole, and
Mappia foetida locally known as Narkya or Amruta is an endangered plant species naturally distributed in the Western Ghats. It is the most convenient source for large-scale production of camptothecin (CPT) a promising anti-cancer compound.
Eclipta prostrata commonly known as false daisy, yerba de tago, and bhringraj, is a species of plant in the sunflower family. It is widespread across much of the world. Other common names include kehraj (à¦•à§‡à¦à¦¹à§°à¦¾à¦œ)in Assamese and karisalaankanni
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