munir wrote: M Farooq wrote:
munir wrote:Farooq,I think you are not saying the same thing as Asim; please reconcile.
Munirs shb, I didn't get your point :-(
This is what Mr. Asim wrote "Dear M. Farooq You are right. Tulsi is different plant botanical name Ocimum sanctum."
If I got it right:
Asim initially wrote: Niazboo is a different plant..Basil means Tulsi....
Farooq wrote: Asim Nawaz shb is right.... Tulsi is a different plant.....and our Basil is ....= Niazboo..
What is the final ? Please clarify.
Hmm...thats why we have scientific names :-)
There are two types of basil, the sweet
basil used in food for aromatic purposes in Western foods. It is Ocimum basilicum
or Niaz-boo. Its seed are called tukh-malanga
and are used in qulfis, falooda etc. You can recall those seeds as black seeds with a white jelly like covering.
Then there is a holy basil, Ocimum sanctum
, sanctum in Latin for sacred, which the Hindus consider as holy plant and is probably worshiped. It is called Tulsi in Hindi/ Urdu.