Also known as
Syn Ocimum Sanctum, Tulasi, Tulsi
This plant has a strong fragrance
More images of Holy Basil
Holy Basil Overview
Ocimum tenuiflorum is commonly known as Holy Basil or Tulsi, as a traditional medicinal herb from the Lamiaceae family. It has a spicy and refreshing fragrance and tiny flowers make this a useful houseplant too. Tulsi grows as a perennial plant in areas with mild winter and as an annual in cold and temperate climates.
Holy Basil Companion Plants
How to harvest Holy Basil
Reap the aromatic leaves of your Tulsi plant throughout the growing season as it is needed.
How to propagate Holy Basil
Place seeds on top of soil. Press them for good soil to seed contact and cover with 1cm of compost or soil. Water by misting keeping soil moist until germination in 1-2 weeks time.
Special features of Holy Basil
Can be grown indoors, place in an area with bright light.
Other uses of Holy Basil
Somewhat stronger than Sweet Basil - use sparingly!
Prevent a headache, sooth an ear infection or reduce blood sugar with basil!