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Scientific Name: Ocimum africanum

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Ocimum africanum


  • Annual
  • Tulsi Temperate is native from East Africa to India.
  • In India, they are considered very sacred plants and are often grown outside of a dwelling to protect the home.
  • It is a bushy plant with small leaves and purple flowers with powerfully aromatic compounds.
  • Tulsi Temperate needs full sun and is frost hardy.

Culinary Uses

  • Tulsi is the most sought after medicinal plants to grow for tea due to its delicious taste and tutti-frutti fragrance.

Parts Used

  • The above-ground parts.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Traditional use (Ayurveda):
  • It has broad medicinal actions including support for stress, anxiety, heart disease, arthritis, dementia as well as being antiviral, antimicrobial and containing very beneficial anti-inflammatory constituents.
  • Tulsi is known as an herbal adaptogen and helps the body to adapt to both physical and emotional stressors.
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