Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
- It use a light, well-draining soil that is enriched with organic material, although holy basil will tolerate poor soil fairly well.
- Tulasi plant will also tolerate some shade, so full sun is not necessary.
- Keep it watered but not soggy and harvest leaves as needed, just as you would with an ordinary sweet basil plant.
Deficination: Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum) is a widely grown, sacred plant of India. Hindus grow Tulsi as a religious plant in their homes, temples and their farms. They use Tulsi leaves in routine worship. Tulsi, grown as a pot plant, is found in almost every traditional Hindu house. The natural habitat of Tulsi varies from sea level to an altitude of 2000 m. It is found growing naturally in moist soil nearly all over the globe. Tulsi is a branched, fragrant and erect herb having hair all over. It attains a height of about 75 to 90 cm when mature. Its leaves are nearly round and up to 5 cm long with the margin being entire or toothed.
It is the most sacred plant among all the herbs found in Nepal. Different parts of O. sanctum (leaves, stems, flowers, roots, seeds and even whole plant) have been used as:
- Treatment of bronchitis
- Skin disease
- Chronic fever
- Insect bite
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