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Holy (Tulsi) Basil

Ocimum americanum

Unique mild spicy aroma with hints of chocolate-like sweetness. Another name for Tulsi is "Spice Basil".

SPROUTS IN

Low: 5     High: 8

HARVEST IN

Low: 30     High: 60

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Not only is tulsi considered a holy plant in Hinduism; it has also been mentioned in the ancient science of Ayurveda and naturopathic medicines to help with fevers and kidney stones.

Growing Tips

Growing Tips

Pinch the growing tips when the plant is 4” to 6” tall. This will promote leaf growth and prevent the plant from growing too lanky; If your plant flowers, pinch the flowers off and use them as a garnish! Prefers rich and fertile soil with a minimum of six hours of sunlight each day; When planted alongside tomatoes, basil is said to improve their taste!

Harvesting Tips

Harvesting Tips

Begin harvesting when plant is between 15 cm to 20 cm (6 inches to 8 inches) tall (30 days after planting); To continually harvest, snip the stem just above the point where two large leaves meet; During harvest, make sure to leave at least 10 cm (4 inches) of stem from the base of the plant to allow for a repeat harvest.

Medicinal Uses

Medicinal Uses

Brings mental clarity, relaxes a strained nervous system, and helps moderate imflammation and used as a detoxifying or cleansing agent. Tulsi Leaves contain antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-carcinogenic properties and therefore is found in supplements and medicinal teas.

Nutritional Benefits

Nutritional Benefits

High in vitamin A and C, calcium, zinc, iron & chlorophyll.

Recipes

Recipes

Tulsi has a wide-variety of culinary and medicinal uses! Add to stir fries that suggest basil or add to infused oils and honeys and herbal teas.

TULSI INFUSED HONEY

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