Holy Basil (wholesale)

Tulsi / Holy Basil: Krishna (wholesale)
Tulsi / Holy Basil: Krishna (wholesale)More info
Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), or Holy Basil is a highly-valued, potent medicinal plant, sacred to Hindus and practitioners of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine tradition. It has been used medicinally and spiritually in India for thousands of years, for which it has no equal. Ayurveda classifies tulsi as an adaptogen, helping the body to cope with stressors of all forms: emotional, physical, and environmental. It is known to bring relief from the flu and the common cold, gently cleansing the respiratory tract and settling the stomach. Additionally, Ayurveda considers tulsi to promote longevity, and overall health and peace of mind and body. Spiritually, Tulsi is though to offer divine protection ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ the plant an incarnation of the goddess, Tulsi in Hindu mythology. Many Indian families grow Tulsi inside or outside their homes for protection from misery, fear, poverty and disease. Krishna, or Purple Tulsi, is a relatively rare variety, with beautiful red and green mottled leaves. Krishna is known to have a stronger taste and smell, and is likely more medicinally potent than the other two varieties, Rama and Vana Tulsi. Krisha Tulsi seeds can take up to two weeks to germinate, so be patient and consistent with watering. Press the tiny seeds into the surface of good-quality potting soil, and keep moist throughout the germination period. Seeds can be sown indoors in late winter to get a jump on spring. When the soil has warmed in spring, plant tulsi seedlings in a space with plenty of sun. Tulsi is not too picky about soil, but definitely appreciates a bit of fertility and moderate water. Harvest tulsi leaves at any time once established and growing with vigor and health. ‰ۡóÂ 85 days from seed to leaf harvest. Annual.
Tulsi / Holy Basil: Rama (wholesale)
Tulsi / Holy Basil: Rama (wholesale)More info
Rama Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is the most well known variety used in Indian Ayurvedic herbalism, where it‰ۡó»s known as ‰ۡÌÝ?tulsi,‰ۡó? and has a myriad of health-promoting qualities on the body such as stress relief. Rama Holy Basil also has been traditionally used in Thai cuisine. Stout plants produce highly aromatic leaves with an earthy basil scent, with undertones of licorice and clove. The fastest of the three varieties we offer in our catalog. 80 days from seed for leaf harvests. Annual. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Tulsi / Holy Basil: Vana (wholesale)
Tulsi / Holy Basil: Vana (wholesale)More info
Vana Holy Basil (Ocimum gratissimum), also known as African or Clove Basil, is indigenous to Africa but has a strong tradition of use in Indian Ayurvedic herbalism, where‰ۡó»s it‰ۡó»s known as ‰ۡÌÝ?tulsi‰ۡó? or ‰ۡÌÝ?tulasi. ‰ۡó? This is most striking of the three tulsi types we‰ۡó»ve grown. Plants make mildly fuzzy emerald green foliage that has an aroma reminiscent of cinnamon and licorice. Takes longer to get established than either Rama or Krishna Holy Basil, but also has a more prolonged leaf production period. Use fresh or dry as an uplifting, stress relieving tea during the colder months of the year. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 90 days from seed for leaf harvests. Annual.