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Tulsi, Vana — Holy Basil (Ocimum gratissimum) potted plant, organic
$7.50 – $50.00
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter
(Vana Tulsi, Clove Basil, African Basil, Vantulasi, Wild Holy Basil, Tree Basil) Perennial bush basil to 5 feet, native to India and East Africa, a wild species brought into cultivation. The plants are woody-stemmed and actually overwinter indoors more readily than the other tulsi types. I have brought them successfully through a winter in gallon pots on an indoor windowsill. If you do this, they can be transplanted outdoors after frost and they grow fast! Source of eugenol (oil of clove). The plant is handsome and aromatic, slightly hairy, green-leaved. As a garden grown tea herb, it weighs up heavily and may be used by itself or blended with leaves of other types of tulsi. Traditional usage (Ayurveda): stress, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and dementia. Drinking tulsi tea in the morning is a fantastic way to get started. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.
Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown
Vana Tulsi: 8.89 Eugenol, 3.51 Rosmarinic Acid