*Tulsi is known as the holiest of herbs since ancient times. Tulsi translates into that which is not comparable, unparallel, or there is no substitution for it. It is considered one of the spiritually uplifting and pure herbs, which are used in religious ceremonies and is known to have spiritual powers. For this reason, Tulsi plants can be found in many Indian homes. Additionally, tulsi has a significant impact on warming the respiratory system and removing toxic build up in the lungs. Prana is abundant where the tulsi plant grows, and mind gets settled when the body is saturated with Prana. The pathways of prana are also cleared, and lung and heart get rejuvenated when you take Tulsi.
*Benefits include supporting respiratory system, promotes natural immunity, strengthens the digestive system, manages weight, helps heart health, improves flexibility, promotes memory, promotes healthy liver function, bone development, and rejuvenates skin.
Suggested Use: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon in powder form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Ocimum sanctum
Family – Lamiaceae
English Name – Indian Basil; Holy basil; Sacred Basil
Tulsi is an annual shrub that has a height of 2 to 4 feet. The whole plant is of purple color. Leaves are 1 to 2 ½ inch long, oval in shape and dentate. Flowers are small and are purple in color. Seeds are oval and are flattened and shiny having brown color and bears black spots on them. Flowers and fruits bloom in winters.
Physical and chemical properties of Tulsi
Taste – Pungent and bitter
Quality – Light, Dry and Piercing
Potency – Hot
Post Digestive effect – Pungent
Bhavaprakasha Haritakyadi Varga
तुलसी कटुका तिक्ता हृद्योष्णा दाहपित्तकृत् |
दीपनी कुष्ठकृच्छ्रास्रपार्श्वरुक्कफवातजित् |
शुक्ला कृष्णा च तुलसी गुणैस्तुल्या प्रकीर्तिता ||५१||