Holy Basil Research
In May 2015, I started grad school working towards an M.S. in Horticulture Science. I am funded by the USDA through a program called the National Needs Fellows.
My research is on a medicinal herb called Holy Basil aka Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). My degree is interdisciplinary, and I will be working with the Horticulture and Food Science departments on campus. The Horticulture part will be growing Holy Basil in the field. The Food Science part will be to analyze it in the lab and look at essential oils. I am hoping to evaluate 14 different varieties of Holy Basil based on yield and essential oils to find the best variety to give a growing reccomendation to farmers and home gardeners. I will document my journey through grad school, and my research on this page.
Holy Basil Research: