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Common Name:   Tulsi

Latin Name:   Ocimum tenuiflorum

Annual/Perennial:   Annual

Sun/Shade:   Sun

Height/Width: 24 inches

Bloom Time:   Summer

Zone:   10-12

Parts of Plant Used:   Leaves, Flowers, seeds

Medicinal Benefits:   antioxidant, antiseptic, adaptagen, arthritis, diabetes, dementia, tea, stress, anziety, heart, digestive, beee sting, swelling, nervine, immune system, circulatory, first aid, dementia, gentle stimulation, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, insect bites, lower blood sugar, lower cholestrol, joint pain.

Ways to Use:   tea, tonic, infused oil, salves, cream

Recipes:   Tea – Pour 8 ounces of just under boiling, purified water over 2 heaping teaspoons of dried Tulsi leaves and flowers. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Add honey if desired. Can also add a couple of Lemon Balm and Perppermint leaves to your Tulsi tea. Essential oils can be substituted for any of the fresh herbs if needed.

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