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One reason for this is that the antimicrobial properties of tulsi were needed to preserve the body from decaying too quickly.
While there are several Hindu mythological tales entwined around this sacred plant tulsi holds a unique place in Ayurveda due to its extraordinary healing powers.
Tulsi commonly known as Holy Basil contains antibacterial and antifungal qualities that aid in blood purification and the maintenance of good skin and hair. Antioxidants and vitamins abound in holy basil.
Tulsi and basil are two separate plants tulsi has the botanical name Ocimum tenuiflorum while basil has the botanical name Ocimum basilicum.
Tulsi is mostly employed as an indigenous medicinal agent but edible basil leaves are primarily used in culinary preparations.
In India there are four different types of Tulsi. Manjari Krishna Tulsi Trittavu Tulshi and Tulsi are some of the other names for Tulsi. Krishna Tulsi Rama Tulsi Vana Tulsi and Kapoor Tulsi are the names of four types of Tulsi plants found in India.
Krishna Tulsi is claimed to have gotten its name from the purple leaves that resemble Lord Krishnas skin colour. The crispy spicy flavour of Krishna Tulsi is also well-known. Every portion of the Rama tulsi has a powerful scent.
Vana Tulsi is the third of the four main varieties of tulsi. It comes from India and Sri Lanka. The fragrant smell of Kapoor Tulsi has earned it a name for its ability to keep pests and mosquitoes at away.
Tulsi thrives on loamy fertile soil with adequate drainage. It can be grown on soil that is slightly acidic neutral or slightly alkaline. Holy basil grows best in full sun but it may also grow in partial shade.
It requires at least four hours of sunshine per day to thrive. When the top one inch of soil is dry water the plant but keep the soil slightly damp throughout the summer.
When the heads of the holy basil plant are growing 4 or 6 pairs of leaves pinch them to encourage the plant to become bushier.
To foster the growth of new and strong foliage its also vital to remove faded wilted or discoloured leaves.
Tulsi is atowering shrub having aromatic essential oils in its leaves and other plant components. The seed sowing method is used to grow Tulsi. Tulsi seeds can be purchased or easily harvested from the blooming spikes of an old Tulsi plant.
Sow seeds outside in spring or summer when the weather is between 15 and 21 degrees Celsius. Put the tulsi seeds on soil surface steeping them down to ensure good soil to seed contact.
Cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost or soil just 14 inch thick. Using a sprayer mist the seeds and plant them where they will receive warmth bright shade and some morning sun.
Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate which should take about 1-2 weeks.
Growing a tulsi plant in the north and north-east directions is the greatest option if you want to follow the vastu shastra rules.
According to Vastu laws for tulsi plant at home because it is the direction of water it aids in the removal of negative energy and the development of pleasant and cheerful vibes in the home.
According to vastu principles a homes south-east direction is the direction of fire. As a result it is not an ideal location for tulsi planting.
On average rama tulsi grows
A rama tulsi plant bears flowers of color Magenta
A rama tulsi is Easy to grow
A rama tulsi prefers Full sun
A rama tulsi prefers watering Medium
36-40 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer