Common Name: Tulsi
Latin Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Height/Width: 24 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
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.