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Sow this sacred plant in your garden and embody the diverse healing properties of this medicinal herb This planthas a scientific background and is well-known for possessingantimicrobial 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 flowersgrow 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.
Tulsi Plant Special Features
This plant is rich in antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
This plant is considered a sacred plant by Hindus.
Rama Tulsi Plant is also used as an aromatic herb in vegetables and meat dishes.
The plant blooms violet flowers that grow in small, compact
Clusters or on cylindrical spikes.
It is a low maintenance plant.
Basilic Indien, Ajaka,Baranda, Kala Tulsi, Sri Tulasi, Kemangen, Manjari, Patrapuspha, Parnasa and more.
Upto 2 feet tall
Preferably during late spring and early summer
Effortless to grow
Tulsi Plant Uses
This plant can also be used for ornamental purposes.
This pant is used for treating ulcers, diarrhea, vomiting, low energy and also used as a common tonic.
The roots of the tree are dried and are taken with ghee and milk or as a decoction, to treat malarial fever.
Tulsi plant helps to normalize blood sugar and blood pressure levels and also helps to improve resistance to stress.
Tulsi is likely to prove prophylactic against the negative effects of environmental toxins, including cancer.
It is used for maintaining healthy hair and skin.
This herd is rich in bioavailable antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, and calcium.
The oil of this plant is useful against bacteria and insects.
Fresh tulsi fresh are added to salads, fruit dishes, jellies, preserves, and sweetbreads
Tulsi is used in Thai cooking in stir-fries with hot peppers, chicken, pork, and beef.
The dried leaves of this plant are also used as an ingredient of Ethiopian spice mixtures.
Planting and Care
Holy Basil needs indirect sunlight to grow and cannot survive strong intense heat.
Keep this plant in a spot where the sunlight is beating down.
Water the plants weekly and make sure to keep the water off the leaves.
Water the plant from the base and don’t overwater.
Water stagnation must be avoided in all cases.
If the tree is bigger, make sure to dig a larger hole.
Make sure the roots of the plant are damp but not too wet.
Water the soil immediately after using the fertilizer.
Knock off the old soil from the plant root by removing all rotted and dead roots.
While repotting, it’s preferable to do it during the evening and keep the plant in a shady area for a min 2-3 days before moving it to the ideal location and climate.
In case of insect or pest attack, use Eucalyptus oil, Neem oil, or Citrus oil spray for the primary treatment.