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Botanical name: Ocimum tenuiflorum

Family: Lamiaceae

Other common names: Holy basil, Tulasi, Vrinda, Queen of herbs, Elixir of Life.

Part used:  Aerials

Country of origin: India

Actions:  Adaptogenic, antispasmodic, hypotensive

One of the most revered herbs in India, Tulsi is planted in the centre of the central courtyard of Hindu houses and temples. It is the herb sacred to the goddess Lakshmi, consort of Vishnu the god who preserves life. Tulsi has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine and is a popular adaptogen - helping the body to adapt to environmental, physical and emotional stress.  

Uses and preparations

  • Considered a tonic herb, Tulsi invigorates and improves vitality. It also promotes a relaxed calm disposition and clear and calm thoughts.
  • Tulsi has an affinity with the heart; regular use will help to protect the heart from stress, lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Tulsi helps to bring relief to respiratory problems such as coughs, colds and flu.
  • May help with some types of diabetes because of its ability to stabilise blood sugar levels.

Infusion: mix 1 tsp to a cup of boiled water cover and steep for 10min the strain. Take 1-3 cups daily everyday.

Tincture: Make a 1:5 tincture of tulsi and 45% alcohol  

Precautions:  No known precautions or contraindications.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

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