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Thulasi/Holy Basil Plant


Binomial Name – Ocimum tenuiflorum

  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Family     – Lamiaceae
  • Genus     – Ocimum
  • Species   – O. tenuiflorum

Binomial Name – Ocimum tenuiflorum

Thulasi/Holy Basil/துளசி

Thulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) (synonym Ocimum sanctum), commonly known as holy basiltulasi (sometimes spelled thulasi) or tulsi, is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.

In Ayurvedic practice, common uses of tulsi include treatments for: Asthma, bronchitis, colds, congestion, coughs, flu, sinusitis, sore throat and similar ailments. High blood pressure and high cholesterol. Headaches, earaches, and eye disorders.


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