Grow | Harvest | Make with Tulsi
rama (green leaves)
krishna (purple leaves)
Relatives in the Lamiaceae family include lemon balm, rosemary, basil, oregano, lavender, peppermint, spearmint, sage, catnip, bee balm, and penny royal.
I D E N T I F I C A T I O N
Erect, bushy plant that grows 2-3 ft tall and 2-3 ft wide in cooler climates
Soft, hairy, lance shaped, aromatic leaves
Spikes with purple flowers
G R O W
Perennial in zones 10 and above
Annual in zones 9 and below
Highly sensitive to frost
Rich, moist soil
Drought tolerant when mature
Grow from seeds or propagate cuttings
Prolific self seeder
H A R V E S T
Pinch early buds to encourage growth and for continued harvests
D R Y
Cool, dark place with good airflow
Spaced evenly to avoid oxidation/browning
Garble after drying
P R O P E R T I E S
Warm | Dry | Pungent | Bitter Relaxant | Aromatic
Adaptogen | Analgesic | Antimicrobial | Carminative Diaphoretic | Exhilarant
Expectorant | Nervine | Tonic
M A K E
Traditionally used for...
Tea: stress, anxiety, brain fog, forgetfulness, headaches, gas, heartburn, cough, fever, sore throat, histamine allergies, asthma, cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, cravings
Oil: muscle tension, joint pain, infections, burns, bites, stings
Wash/Compress: mouth wash, infections, burns, bites, stings, tone skin
Culinary: desserts, cocktails
Contradictions: avoid when trying to conceive, if pregnant or on medication for regulating insulin or blood thinners.
For educational purposes only. Not intended for medical advice. Always consult your physician.
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