This herb is revered in the Hindu religion and is also known as ‘sacred basil’ or ‘Tulsi.’ A stimulating herb for our immune systems, use the sweet anise-scented leaves and flowers in restorative teas, fresh or dried. The plants have fuzzy.Leaves and flowers loved by bees. ======================================================================== After the plant is established, you are able to harvest the plants. Harvest your holy basil plant in the morning at the juncture of the shoots. It is better to harvest from several plants than to over harvest one plant. Be sure to water the plants directly after harvesting them to maintain their growth. ======================================================================== The leaves obtained from harvesting the plant can be chewed directly, brewed into a tea, or dried and ground into a powder for future use.