Holy basil

ម្រះព្រៅ

Holy basil, known as "Tulsi" in some cultures, is a fragrant herb revered in Cambodian cuisine for its spicy, peppery flavor with hints of clove. This sacred herb is not only cherished for its culinary uses but also for its medicinal properties, including stress relief and immune support.

In Cambodian dishes, holy basil is often added to stir-fries, soups, and curries, where its robust flavor complements the rich and complex profiles of these meals. Its distinctive taste and aromatic presence make it an indispensable ingredient in the Khmer culinary tradition, bringing both depth and health benefits to the table.