Tulsi, Amrita — Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), packet of 20 seeds, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter
(Krishna Tulsi) Perennial tea basil from Amritapuri in India. Leaves dark-colored, reddish-purple mixed with green, on a densely-leaved bush. Amrita has a wonderful aroma and tests very high for rosmarinic acid. “Amrita” is sanskrit for “immortality” and is sometimes translated as “nectar.” Thus “nectar of immortality.” According to ancient folklore, the Tulsi (tulasi) plant is a manifestation of the Divine Mother on Earth, for the benefit of all creation. Tastes good and provides gentle stimulation to body, mind and spirit. Growing tea basils brings many blessings to the household! We tested this cultivar and confirmed the eugenol marker. This is the holy basil my wife and I grow for ourselves to make into tea. We find it very satisfying, with aroma most appealing. Traditional usage (Ayurveda): stress, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and dementia. Drinking tulsi tea in the morning is a fantastic way to get started.Prepare a flat of potting soil or a fine seedbed in spring and scatter seeds on surface, then press in and keep evenly moist and warm until germination, which is rapid. Transplant or thin to 2 feet apart.
Packet of 20 seeds, Certified Organically Grown