Ocimum tenuiflorum is the scientific name and Holy Basil is the English name and Tulsi is the Hindi name. In Ayurveda Tulsi plant and leaves has many medicinal properties the leaves strengthen the stomach and help in respiratory diseases.
Tulsi plant has 60–90 cm tall, straight, and with numerous branches. Its stems are purple in color, which always remain. Its leaves are straight, opposite, 2.5–5 cm long. Its flowers are fragrant, white-pink or purple. Its fruits are 2 mm long, slightly pointed, shiny colored, smooth, or almost wrinkled. Its seeds are dark-colored, oval, and rectangular. Tulsi plant has flowers and fruits throughout the year.
Consuming tulsi water daily improves and fights against acid refluxes as well as indigestion and other digestive problems. It also helps the body flush out dangerous toxins. Eat daily 3-4 Tulsi leaves in the morning improving your immunity even improve the rate of formation of new blood cells. It also fights against various kinds of infections, fever, cold, sore throat, cough, flu, and detoxifying your body.
In every Hindu house, you will definitely find the Tulsi tree in the north and northeast direction. According to Vastu, the Tulsi plant should be placed in the North or North-East direction of your house. Even the balcony is apt to place a Tulsi plant. Keeping a Tulsi plant at home removes negative energy and doshas.
Every Sunday, during Ekadashi and lunar eclipse, water should not be poured into the Tulsi tree. Also, in these days and after hiding the sun, Amavasya and Purnima Tulsi leaves should not be broken or plucked. Women cannot be plucked the Tulsi leaves sattvik frequencies present in the tulsi plant by the touch of women which leads to a decrease in its sattvic. Hence they are prohibited from gathering or plucking the tulsi leaves.
TULSI tree should not give to anybody and do not break the tulsi tree or leaves especially on Thursday is believed that Lord Vishnu is dear to Tulsi but Goddess Lakshmi does not like Holy Basil(Tulsi) because Tulsi is the wife of Shaligram in the second form of Lord Vishnu.
Tulsi is a medicinal plant rich in vitamins and minerals. This medicinal plant, full of all diseases and physical strength enhancing properties, has been called a direct goddess because there is no medicine more useful to mankind than this. Due to the religious importance of Tulsi, tulsi plants are planted in every house. White and Krishna are prominent among them. They are also called Rama Tulsi and Krishna Tulsi.
Charaka Samhita and Sushruta-Samhita also describe in detail the qualities of Tulsi. Tulsi plant is generally 30 to 60 cm tall and its flowers are small white and purple in color. Its floral and fruit period is from July to October.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF PLANT
A tulsi pot should be filled with high-quality soils and make sure that maintain regular water. Ensure that the tulsi pot has 1 inch of space on the top side of the pot layer. It’s better to grow the tulsi plant in an indoor location before you transfer it to an outdoor location. The seeds have to a depth of 1/4th inch below the soil or you can sprinkle the seeds in the top layer of the soil. Tulsi seeds pot keep the soil moist until to germination of seeds, the seeds will start to grow in about 7-17 days. Seeds of the tulsi are very sensitive and delicate to take care of while water into the pot, take the spray bottle, and spray the water into the surface of the soil. Directly can give the water into the tulsi pot but slowly pour the water without disturbing the seeds.
The Tulsi plant had to be placed close to the window which has warm and sunny. Tulsi plants require 6-8 hours of sunlight a day, the temperature should be a minimum of 20 degrees Celsius. The pot has to be set up in a spot where would be able to receive a large quantity of sunlight. Tulsi plant fertilization at least one time a month, an application of cow manure once a month will help to survive the Tulsi plant. Once the Tulsi plant will have three sets of leaves on a single stem, the top set of Tulsi leaves has to removed this will be located just above the other two leaves sets.
BENEFITS FOR HEALTH
Basil leaves are considered to be more effective in terms of medicinal use. You can eat them directly from the plant. Like Tulsi leaves, the benefits of Tulsi seeds are numerous. You can also use powder of basil seeds and leaves. These leaves have the properties of reducing Kapha Vata dosha, increasing digestive power and appetite, and purifying the blood. Let’s discuss the benefits of our health.
Benefits for Brain Memory
When people become aged and old slowly they lost their brain memory. Tulsi is beneficial to improve brain memory, take 4-5 tulsi leaves add to the boiling water. Drink daily to increase brain efficiency and memory.
Benefits for Headache
Nowadays the workload and the stress are very common which becomes a headache. Take the tulsi leaves and tulsi plant to make it oil, put the oil into the nose provide chronic headache and other disease-related to head.
Benefits to remove Lice & Dandruff
If you irritate with lice and dandruff problem and it’s not getting cured. Take the Tulsi leaves and plant to make oil from it, apply into the hair to kill the lice and dandruff.
Benefits for Night Blindness
Many people do not see properly at night, this problem is called night blindness. If you are suffering the same then tulsi leaves are very beneficial for you. Take two to three drops Tulsi-Patra-Swaras in the eyes 2-3 times a day. It will help to reduce night blindness.
Benefit for Toothache
To get relief from toothache make a paste of black pepper and tulsi leaves, and keep it under the teeth. Get relief from pain and toothache.
Benefit for Cough
Common viral infections of the nose and throat, dry coughs are often caused by viral illnesses such as colds and flu. To make this syrup, make a decoction by mixing 50 grams of Kas-breath-Tulsi-Patra (including Manjari), 25 grams of ginger, and 15 grams of black pepper in 500 ml of water. Drink the decoction 2 time a day to cure cough and asthma.
Benefit for Boost Immunity
Nowadays boosting your immunity is very important for everyone. These home remedies will help you to improve your immunity, make a decoction of tulsi leave, and drink it 2 times a day.
Benefit for Jaundice
Jaundice is a disease, if not treated at the right time, later it will become a serious disease. Grind 1-2 grams of Tulsi plant leaves and mix it with buttermilk and drink, it is beneficial in jaundice. Apart from this, drinking decoction of basil leaves also provides relief in jaundice.
Benefits to treat Malaria
Malaria is caused by a parasite known as plasmodium which is normally spread through infected mosquitoes. Tulsi plant is resistant to malaria. Taking a decoction of basil leaves and drinking it in the morning, afternoon, and evening benefits malaria.
HOW TO MAKE TULSI KADHA
Just take 2 cup of water in a bowl, add the below ingredients.
Honey or jaggery.
Boil it for 20-30 minutes till the boiling water comes to one cup. Add jaggery or honey for sweetness.
TULSI (HOLY BASIL) MALA
The Tulsi Mala is made from the wood or the seeds of the Tulsi plant. Tulsi (Holy Basil) is considered to be one of the most sacred plants in Indian worship.
According to Ayurveda, the Tulsi plant promotes purity and lightness and is known for its ability to restore balance and harmony to the body.
So, any person who accepts Lord Vishnu as a Supreme Worshipable deity can wear Tulasi mala permanently.
A ‘Tulsi mala’ can easily be found for you to wear but to maintain chastity. It’s advised to avoid garlic, onion, and non-vegetarian food while wearing the garland.
DIFFERENT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Tulsi
English : Basil
Sanskrit : Tulsi
Telugu : తులసి, Gagger Chettu
Tamil : துளசி , Tulaci
Kannada : Ared Tulsi
Gujrathi ; તુલસીનો છોડ , Tulasīnō chōḍa
Bangali : পুদিনা, Tulasi
Marathi : Tulas
Malayalam : Krishnatulsi
French : basilic
Turkish : Fesleğen
Japanese : バジル , Bajiru
Spanish : albahaca
Korean : 바질 , Bajil
Russian : Бэзил , Bezil
Chinese : 罗勒 , Luólè
Nepali : तुलसी , Tulasi
Latin : ocimum,
Italian : basilico