Thai Lemon Basil (แมงลัก (Maenglak; mang lak)


Ocimum citriodorum

Annual | Tea Plant | Herb Garden 

One of three main basils elemental to Thai cooking, this lemon-scented basil is most commonly used in southern Asian and northeastern African cuisine. It is also known as Laos Basil and hoary basil. It has small pinnate leaves and hairs along its stems. It is primarily used in curries, soups, and stir fries, added in at the end of cooking to preserve its delicate lemon flavor and aroma. Makes a great pairing with seafood. Our friends at the Wok of Joy gifted us these seeds and shared their struggles to find authentic Thai varieties to use in the US. We are so grateful for the introduction to this treasured variety.

  • 60 Days to Maturity
  • Approx 80 seeds/pkt
  • Container Plant

  • Planting Season: Summer

  • Tea Plant

Additional information

Weight .113 oz

Packet, 1g, 1/4 oz