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Basil, "Mtule" (Ocimum suave), packet of 50 seeds, organic

(Pronounce m-TU-lay.  In Swahili, the accent is always on the second syllable.)
(Mtule Basil, African Bush Basil, Perennial Bush Basil, Kilimanjaro Basil, Ocimum kilimandscharicum)
Family:  Lamiaceae
Native to Tanzania and the Zanzibar archipelago.  Grow as an annual or protect from frost.  This is a handsome, upright African bush basil that becomes woody with age.  Within its native range, the arching, reddish seedheads are a common sight throughout the wildlands.  The plant is similar to wild Vana Holy Basil and is very high in Eugenol.  Eugenol is oil of clove, and interestingly the local use of Mtule follows the same use that is commonly employed for oil of clove--as an antiseptic and pain reliever for dental woes.  Among other uses, local people give the fresh leaves to children to allay pain of teething.  Plant prefers full sun and is not picky about soil, growing well in regular garden soil, even waste places, abandoned fields, etc.  Sow in spring.  Germ within 3 weeks.  50 Seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown





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