Tulsi plant, Ocimum Tenuiflorum, Holy Basil

20.00 AED

Common Name: Tulsi plant, Holy Basil Family: Lamiaceae

Synonyms: Ocimum sanctum Origin: India

PH Level: Basic Fragrance: Yes

Drought Tolerance: High Sun Tolerance: High

Water Requirement: High

20-30 cm

Sow this sacred plant in your garden and embody the diverse healing properties of this medicinal herb This plant has a scientific background and is well-known for possessing antimicrobial and antiviral properties and helps to purify the air apart from its traditional value. Also known as Holy Basil, this aromatic native plant is sacred among Hindus and is considered the earthly manifestation of goddesses Tulsi. The plant blooms elongated purple and reddish flowers, scented glossy green leaves, and the stems usually green with a tinge of purple, at times. The flowers grow in small compact clusters on cylindrical spikes. Tulsi is considered a crucial plant that has been used in Ayurveda for decades for its diverse healing properties. These plants reach a maximum height of 2 feet and don’t require much maintenance and care to thrive.

Ocimum tenuiflorum/Tulsi is cultivated for religious and traditional medicine purposes, and for its essential oil. It is widely used as a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has a place within the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves.

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