Source: Mountain Rose Herbs
Organic, Fair-Trade, Kosher
Standardized: holy basil
Other: sacred basil, tulsi
Ocimum tenuiflorum L.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Holy Basil (also known as tulsi) has been revered throughout India for thousands of years. Ayurvedic texts describe Holy Basil as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a goddess incarnated in plant form (the mother medicine of nature). Many traditional Hindus worship an alter bearing a Holy Basil plant that is placed in the courtyard of their home or in another prominent location. Today Holy Basil remains one of the most cherished of India’s sacred plants. The leaves smell of peppermint, cloves, licorice and/or lemon. All varieties belong to the mint family and are cousins of sweet basil.
Krishna (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is known for its peppery crisp taste. The plant has dark green to purple leaves, stems, and blossoms. It is cultivated in the Indian plains, as well as private homes and gardens around India, and is named after the blue skinned God as the dark purple leaves resemble this color.
Holy Basil is traditionally taken as an herbal tea or mixed with ghee.
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is an important symbol in the Hindu religion and it is a significant herb in ayurvedic medicine.
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