|Nama Melayu (Malay Name)||Selasih Merah|
|= Selasih Siam|
|Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name)||Ocimum sanctum Linn||= Ocimum tenuiflorum Linn.|
|Saiz Biasa (Size)||0.3 cm (daun)|
|Nama Lain (Other Names)||Red Basil, = Siamese Basil|
|= Sacred Basil, = Holy Basil|
|Nama Tagalog (Tagalog Name)||Balanoi, = Sulasi|
|Nama Tamil (Tamil Name)||Thulasi|
|Nama Thai (Thai Name)||Bai Ka Phrao|
|Jurufoto (Photographer)||CS Ooi|
They are native of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. The sundried seeds are aeromatic, and used as a flavouring and spice. The leaves are also aeromatic and are used in some traditional raw in ulam (traditional salads) and traditional dishes. The flowers and seeds are tiny. Planting can be by seeds, stem cuttings. The seeds can be obtained as a curry spice from sundry and spice shops.
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4. Medicinal Plants of Thailand, Vol 1; Promjit Saralamp; (1996);
Mahidol University; Bangkok.- mukasurat (page) 139
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