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Tulsi Mini Monograph

Grow | Harvest | Make with Tulsi


Ocimum sanctum

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.


Tulsi Mini Monograph by Flora's Feast Botanicals

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

Full sun

Drought tolerant when mature

Grow from seeds or propagate cuttings

Prolific self seeder



H A R V E S T

Midmorning

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.