Tulsi is typically noted to have a strong aroma and an astringent, sometimes bitter flavor. Being related to the culinary basil family, it can have floral and peppery notes as well. Some types of tulsi may also have a clove-like aroma and spiced flavor, while others may yield a fresh, lemony aroma and flavor.
Tulsi is grown in the Uttar Pradesh region.
Tulsi, Tulasi or Vrinda (Holy Basil) is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi; she is regarded as the avatar of Lakshmi, and thus the consort of the god Vishnu. In some legends, she is called Vrinda and distinct from Lakshmi.
The Tulsi is the most sacred plant that of worship because of its connection to Lord Vishnu. Also known as the Tulasi, the plant is believed to be the earthly form of the goddess Tulsi who was a devoted worshipper of Lord Krishna. As he is one of the most important deity in the Indian pantheon of gods, the Tulsi too shares this significance.
Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or health condition. The information on this website is intended for informational purposes only. It is recommended that patients check with their doctors before taking herbs, to ensure that there are no contraindications with prescription medications.