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Tulsi (Holy Basil) (Ocimum Sanctum)
Grows Best in USDA Zones: 9-11
Tulsi is an aromatic shrub in the basil family. Daily consumption of tulsi is said to prevent disease, promote general health, well-being and longevity and assist in dealing with the stresses of daily life. Tulsi is also credited with giving shine to the complexion, intelligence, stamina and a calm emotional state.
Tulsi benefits include: Antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antimalarial, anthelmintic), mosquito repellent, anti-diarrheal, anti-oxidant, anti-cataract, anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective, cardio-protective, anti-diabetic, anti-hypercholesterolemia, anti-hypertensive, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic, anti-pyretic, anti-allergic, immunomodulatory, central nervous system depressant, memory enhancement, anti-asthmatic, diaphoretic, anti-thyroid, anti-fertility, anti-ulcer, anti-spasmodic, anti-arthritic, adaptogenic, anti-stress, anti-cataract, anti-leukodermal and anti-coagulant activities.
100 Seeds Included
It requires warm temperatures to germinate and should be kept in a place that's at least 70 degrees. Tulsi is a tropical plant. If your house is particularly cool, consider using a seedling heat mat to warm soil temperatures. Place seeds in soil/growing medium. Gently sprinkle a thin layer of compost or soil over the seeds, and water with a spray mist bottle. Allow 3 weeks for germination.