Holy basil, also called ‘Tulsi‘ or ‘Tulasi‘ (Hindi), ‘Thulasi / Tulsi-Chettu‘ in Telugu, ‘Tirunirrippachai‘ in Tamil, ‘Sivatulasi‘ in Malayalam, ‘Amli / Huli‘ in Kannada ‘Tulasigidda‘ in Punjabi, ‘Tulsina / Sabje‘ in Gujarati, ‘Babui Tulsi‘ in Bengali and ‘Tulsichi‘ in Marathi. Holy Basil, the “queen of herbs” is the most sacred of all the herbs found in India! This sacred plant is found in almost every Indian household. Tulsi has been used in India for around 5000 years and is acclaimed for its healing properties of the mind, body and spirit. Tulsi has been widely popular in South Asian countries for many centuries and now is also gaining popularity in the West.
Tulsi has played a significant role in the history of mankind due to the multitude of benefits that it possesses and uses it offers. The extract obtained from the plants is used to cure various diseases such as common cold, inflammation, malaria, heart diseases and many more. Tulsi contains hundreds of beneficial compounds and possess strong antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, adaptogenic and immune enhancing properties.