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a year with Basil

December 9th.  Coincidentally my favorite day of the year to take a look at how life’s been the past 364 days of it.  The New Year is around the corner and I’ve usually made the transition from Farm- job to winter-job by this point.  I like to make note of where I am today and … Continue reading

The Basil Experiment: discussion

Oh Holy Basil.  You are such a sweet and humble herb.  My body and mind crave you when my moon cycle beckons.  I am like night and day without you.  Yes, yes.  I have P.M.S.  But wouldn’t you know that to understand my cycle’s sacredness I can count on a Sacred Herb.  Ms Tulasi.  The … Continue reading

Holy Basil! it’s Tulsi

Latin & Common Names: Ocimum sanctum – Krishna Tulsi, Rama Tulsi Ocimum tenuiflorum – Holy Basil, Bubblegum Bush Ocimum gratissimum – Vana Tulsi, Tree Basil, Wild Tulsi Plant Family: Lamiaceae, the mint family Photo/Drawing/Sample: Ocimum sanctum Seeds I bought at Gardener’s Supply from High Mowing Seeds in Wolcott, VT.  I am not sure if it’s … Continue reading


How I’ve been feeling – up to feb 3: Feel uplifted, a little more positive about myself and my situation. Very motivating to have a project. Then starting saturday I felt moody and irritable.  Refusing to help myself by blaming others, then… basil idea! Drank lemon ginger Tulsi on Sunday. Ginger too strong, let steep … Continue reading

Thai Basil in the Window

The sweet girl, served with my hot and sour soup, who courageously survived through a day of shopping, sits happy as ever on my westward window.  The sprig of leaves meant to flavor and inspire gained a royal throne in tap water and mason jar. Her flowers came dancing along stalk with amazing vigor.  A … Continue reading

Meditations with Basil

I had never meditated with either Garden Basil or Tulsi before this experiment.  That is partially why I chose them to work with; a challenge I could learn a lot from!  The other more obvious reason for a Basil Experiment was my current usage of two Ocimum products.  I started trying to contact Basil three … Continue reading

Basil: 2 Week Check-Up

*Remedy Effects: The Basil “Pimple Cure” cream has been spread cheek to cheek for several days.  I put it on all the classic problem areas of my face, after washing.  The most significant reaction I am getting is the reduction of swelling caused by such acne or pimple.  If the skin is broken, it hasn’t … Continue reading

Basil is as Basil does…

Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum  (roughly translated as “Aromatic Prince”) Common Name(s): Sweet Basil, Garden Basil Plant Family: Lamiaceae – the mint family Photo/Drawing/Sample: Medicine Preparation used in Experiment: “Pimple Cure” – made in India, consists of Basil Oil & Cream Base (no Latin name listed), recommended usage: “Wash the face with soap and warm water.   … Continue reading

Dear Basil, Help! Love, Loo

*Remedy Experiment Couple days ago I had a big ol’ whopper of a zit, right on the tip of my nose and a number of social engagements that required peak cleanliness.  What’s a girl to do?  Unfortunately I’ve been in this situation more than once.  It seems that if my face wants to break out, … Continue reading