TULSI (Holy Basil) SEED SET (5 seed packets): Amrita, Krishna, Rama, Temperate & Vana, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Amrita, Krishna and Vana are perennial, Hardy to zone 10 to 12. Temperate tulsi is an annual.
The TULSI set consists of four full sized packets of Holy Basil (Tulsi) used to make the health-promoting tea in ayurvedic medicine. These are: The lovely Amrita Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), the purple-leaved Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), the green-leaved Rama Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), the large leaved perennial bush basil Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum) and the easy-to-grow green-leaved Temperate Tulsi (Ocimum africanum).
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. Tropical types (Krishna, Vana, Amrita) are best started in strong light in very warm conditions. The temperate tulsi will germinate on a windowsill. Transplant or thin to 1 foot apart. Regarding the temperate tulsi (previously misnomered “Kapoor”), we tested this cultivar and confirmed the eugenol marker, and subsequent genetic testing shows it to be a basil of African origin–Ocimum africanum. 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.
Price shown is a discount.
5 full-sized packets, Certified Organically Grown
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