tulsi (ocimum tenuiflorum aka ocimum sanctum)

  • See also basil
  • Tulsi is known as Holy Basil and is an Ayurvedic herb native to India. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.
  • In Hindu scriptures tulsi is the divine representative of the God Vishnu or of Lord Krishna.
  • Tulsi tea is considered to be an energizing and healing drink.
  • There is a huge range of basil plants, each with their own specific properties. You may find other types of basil, especially Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum) are added to tulsi tea. These add flavour and other benefits.


  • Bhaktivedanta Manor is the UK headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) . Bhaktivedanta Manor propagates the teachings of the authentic Vedic scriptures.
  • http://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk
  • Why do people worship the Tulasi plant? "Tulasi is auspicious in all respects. Simply by seeing, simply by touching, simply by remembering, simply by praying to, simply by bowing before, simply by hearing about, or simply by sowing this tree, there is always auspiciousness. Anyone who comes in touch with the Tulasi tree in the above mentioned ways lives eternally in the spiritual world."
  • http://www.krishna.com
tulsi tea

tulsi tea