Tulsi is the Sanskrit name for the holy basil plant.
Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum) is commonly known as holy basil. “Holy” because of its history of religious and spiritual significance, and “basil” because it comes from the same perennial herb and shrub family as the common cooking basil. Tulsi is part of the Lamiaceae family of aromatic flowering herbs that also contains mint, sage, oregano, rosemary, and lavender It grows wild in India .
Modern research has found that tulsi has many constituents, including those with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Tulsi is traditionally served as a tea, but because of its medicinal properties it is best to consult your doctor before taking it particularly if you are taking other medications.
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Use water just off the boil. The amount of tea used is very subjective and may need to be adjusted to your taste. The leaves can be used multiple times.