Tulsi Basil, The Holy Plant

Tulsi Basil, The Holy Plant

Tulsi is a Basil family Holy plant, this plant helps in many ailments and It also help to increase the immune system. Many people use tulsi as green tea.

Growing Tulsi from Seeds

Fill a flowerpot with high-quality soil and water it thoroughly. You should leave about an inch (2.54 cm) of space at the top of the pot. Add enough water to make the soil very moist, but don’t add too much water, because you don’t want the soil to be soggy.

  • Even if you plan to plant your tulsi in an outdoor area, it’s best to start growing it indoors before transferring to an outdoor bed.

Sow the seeds ¼ inch (0.64 cm) beneath the soil. Because tulsi seeds are so small simply sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil, then gently press them down into the surface using your fingers or a small tamper.

Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate. The seeds will begin to grow in about 1-2 weeks. Because the seeds are so delicate, try using a spray bottle to lightly mist the surface of the soil. If you are pouring water into the pot, do so slowly and carefully so you don’t disrupt the seeds.

  • Covering the top of the flower pot with plastic wrap will help seal in moisture, but you will still need to check the soil and add more water if needed.

Place the tulsi near a warm, sunny window. Your plant requires 6-8 hours of sunlight a day and temperatures of at least 70 °F (21 °C). Set the pot in an area where it can receive plenty of indirect sunlight.

  • Be careful not to leave the plant near open windows or doors if the temperature cools down overnight.

How to care for your Tulsi Plant,

Water your tulsi when the top layer of soil becomes dry. You should check your plant daily to see if it needs to be watered. When the top level of the soil is dry, water it gently.

  • Watering to the plant depends upon the temperature and climate.
  • Soil balanced potting mixes are good for the Tulsi plant.

Fertilize your plant twice a month. Use organic compost, such as cow manure (should be an old couple of years), to maintain the nutrients in the soil.

Pinching the tops of the tulsi weekly with your fingertips to make it bussy. Once your tulsi has 3 sets of leaves on a stem—1 at the top and 2 on the sides—you can begin pruning. Cut off the top set of leaves, just above the other 2 sets of leaves.

Transplant your tulsi once it has outgrown its pot. Once you notice the roots growing out of the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot, it’s time to transfer the plant to a larger pot. Depending on the size of the pot you used to start, you may need to do this a couple of times.

Location Outdoors / Exotic
Light Full Sun at least 6 hours to 8 hours
Watering Daily according to temperature.
Temperature Loves range 15 to 40-degree celsius
Common names Ram Tulsi, Krishna or Shyama Tulsi
Botanical name Ocimum Sanctum

Others Information

There are main 3 types of Tulsi

  • Rama Tulsi (Green Leaf).
  • Krishna / Shyama Tulsi (Purple Leaf).
  • Vana Tulsi (Wild Leaf).

Medicinal uses

Tulsi is called the wonder herb or sometimes the holy herb because of its medicinal properties. There are many diseases that can affect people again after it has left the person. But with the consumption of Tulsi, you can be sure that these diseases cannot affect you. Here are some of the ways in which tulsi can sort out any medical problems.

  • It may help you in fever
  • It may premature aging.
  • Tulsi can increase your immune system.
  • Tulsi may help you in heart disease.
  • Tulsi may treat respiratory problems
  • Tulsi may help you in treating Asthma