Alvaaka - Yaqui Basil
Ocimum basilicum. A small seed sample was collected from a woman at New Pascua who uses the foliage to make a tea which is "good for the stomach and as a general tonic." The plants have a strong and lovely aroma; some say floral or licorice. From our Seed-Bank Collection.
- Origin: low desert, 2500' elevation
- Plant in spring and summer about 1/4 inch deep.
- Approx. 0.2g/50 seeds per packet.
- Limit 3 packets.