Kapoor Tulsi Holy Basil Seeds - Ocimum Tenuiflorum - Aromatic & Medicinal
Quantity: 30+ Seeds
Kapoor Tulsi Holy Basil, or Ocimum Tenuiflorum, is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae. It's a perennial down to zone 10, but is usually grown as an annual everywhere else. It's not able to tolerate frost, so to preserve its life until the next season, it must be taken indoors during the cold months, however yields are good when just grown as an annual each season. It thrives in many different environments but prefers to have lots of sunshine, and a decent amount of moisture in the soil. It doesn't grow well in the shade, so partial to full sun is recommended for the healthiest plants.
There are a few varieties of Holy Basil. Kapoor Tulsi is the one that's traditionally used as tea. It's highly regarded for its medicinal value. Some benefits are that it's adaptogenic, anti-cancer, Immune strengthening, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and more. It is one of the highest revered herbs in Ayurveda due to these many uses.
The leaves from this plant give off an intoxicatingly wonderful fragrance when touched, and they make an excellent tea or tonic. The flowers are a great source of nectar, and attract bees as well as other beneficial pollinators. Planting Kapoor Tulsi anywhere near the garden will therefore increase pollination of crops and other plants in the area, and come high summer, you’ll be gifted with a beautiful display of fragrant magenta flowers.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
Kapoor Tulsi seeds may be started in pots in the spring, or directly sown into the ground. Sow seeds on the surface of the soil, and be sure to keep the soil consistently moist until seeds germinate. The plants don’t require very much attention other than a good mulching, a bi-weekly watering, and regular picking to stimulate more growth. These plants are quite vigorous, and just a few of them can provide you with a winter supply of its highly aromatic leaves and flowers. Kapoor Tulsi is resistant to deer, pests, drought, and flood; It’s a very robust plant.