Grower: Putney Farm
Price: $5.00 ( Tulsi plant in 4" pot with soil.)
%> Available (Exact): 3
Don't buy expensive Tulsi seeds; grow your own. Our Tulsi, or Holy Basil, reseeds itself in our zone 7b-8a garden, although it takes so long (into July) for some of the seeds to germinate that I give up on them every year; then they pop up and surprise me. Ayurveda refers to tulsi or Holy Basil as “the incomparable one,” “mother medicine of nature” and “the queen of herbs”. It is revered as an elixir of life for both its medicinal and spiritual properties. It belongs to the mint family and has two main varieties. The greener variety is called Rama Tulsi and the greenish black variety is called Krishna Tulsi. Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum, should not be confused with Sweet Basil, Ocimum basilicum, which is commonly used for culinary purposes. Of course, do your own research as well as consult with your own practitioner before consuming any herb known as medicinal.