Types Of Tulsi & Its Benefits

Types Of Tulsi & Its Benefits

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The queen of herbs, Tulsi or Basil, has more benefits than you can imagine. Widely used as a highly beneficial medicinal plant in Ayurvedic and holistic therapies, this Indian-origin herb has been given a lot of importance in ancient texts. Categorized and identified under the Ocimum genus in the plant family Lamiaceae, the herb consists of more than 60 species. This aromatic, culinary, perennial bush plant is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.


Referred to as a sacred plant, Tulsi's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antipyretic and anti-bacterial properties can cure wounds and diseases. The tulsi benefits do not only limit here. Instead, Tulsi's scientifically proven medicinal value extends to preventing diabetes, fighting cancer, protecting the liver, and whatnot.


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Different Types of Tulsi or Basil Plants


The most popular types of Tulsi plants you should know are:




With its pure green leaves, Rama Tulsi, or the Holy Basil, can better resist harsh winters and sunlight. However, it demands more fertilization and watering compared to the other species. Rama Tulsi also holds great religious significance in the Hindu religion and is worshipped in every Indian household.


●       Planting Site: Outdoors

●       Sun Exposure: Bright Sun

●       Ideal Temperature: 15 to 40 degrees Celsius

●       Watering: Regularly except in winter months

●       Popularly known as Rama Tulsi

●       Scientific Name: Ocimum Sanctum




The purple stems and purple leaves of Krishna Tulsi distinguish this species from others. These tulsi leaves contain a solid and intense taste. However, these species include more beneficial value than others.


●       Planting Site: Outdoors

●       Sun Exposure: Full Sunlight

●       Ideal Temperature: 20 to 45 degrees Celsius

●       Watering: Regularly except during the winter months

●       Popularly known as Krishna Tulsi

●       Scientific Name: Ocimum Tenuiflorum



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This species of holy basil is woody, perennial, and scented. This basil is native to South Asian countries India and Srilanka and the African content. This tree is grown for medicinal purposes. Also, the Vana tulsi tea benefits include enhancing endurance and immunity.


●       Planting Site: Outdoors

●       Sun Exposure: Bright Sunlight

●       Temperature: 15 to 40 degrees Celsius

●       Watering: Regularly except in winter months

●       Popularly known as Vana Tulsi

●       Scientific Name: Ocimum Gratissum





Amrita Tulsi is found less in number among all the aromatic, perennial, and sacred holy basil species in India.


●       Planting Site: Outdoors

●       Sun Exposure: Complete Sunlight

●       Ideal Temperature: 15 to 40 degrees Celsius

●       Watering: Daily, apart from winter months

●       Popularly known as Amrita Tulsi

●       Scientific Name: Ocimum Tenuiflorum


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This culinary-type species of basil is perennial and has a strong fragrance. The plant has sharply pointed green leaves, dark purple coloured flowers, and reddish purple coloured stems.


Planting Site: Outdoors

Sun Exposure: Complete Sunlight

Temperature: 10 to 35 degrees Celsius

Watering: Daily except during winter months

Popularly known as Thai Basil

Scientific Name: Ocimum Thyrsiflora


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The 5 Best Benefits of Tulsi or Basil Tree


1. Benefits of Tulsi for Skin


The beneficial effect of Tulsi reflects on your skin when you apply its paste or consume it regularly. This wonder herb is used as one of the safest creams for skin to treat several dermatological issues, which include:


●       It promotes acne-free bright skin.

●       It tightens the skin pores when applied after mixing it with eggs.

●       Tulsi treats all sorts of skin infections and allergies.


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2. Benefits of Tulsi for Weight Loss


Two cups of Tulsi tea a day can reduce the excess fat on your body, offering you a fit and slim body. Combining regular Tulsi tea with a workout can speed up weight loss. Some of the weight loss Tulsi tea benefits include:


●       It checks your metabolism rate and allows your body to absorb healthy nutrients.

●       It promotes a healthy digestive system, increasing the speed of the weight loss process.

●       This zero-calorie drink enhances your stamina level.



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3. Benefits of Tulsi for Eyes


Every day, our eyes are exposed to dust and pollution. Therefore, most of us develop eye-related problems, which Tulsi can treat in the following ways:


●       Tulsi offers a soothing effect on the eyes.

●       Leave Tulsi leaves in boiled water overnight as an eye-washing liquid.

●       Tulsi eye helps in decreasing strain on your eyes.

●       It also heals other eye-related issues like boils and conjunctivitis.


4. Benefits of Tulsi for Hair


You can apply the Tulsi to your hair to enhance its growth, colour, and texture. If you want to know what the positive impacts of Tulsi are for your hair, then below is the list:


●       It controls and prevents excessive hair fall.

●       It maintains the natural blackness of your hair, protecting it from greying and keeping its thickness.

●       It puts a stop to dry scalp problems and prevents dandruff.



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5. Benefits of Tulsi as a Traditional Medicine

In traditional medicine practices, the consumption of Tulsi leaves benefits can heal several diseases and offer a long-term cure. Some of these diseases include:


●       It provides you with recovery from a fever.

●       It treats kidney stones.

●       It is applied in the treatment of cardiac and respiratory issues.

●       The Tulsi medicinal uses also treat asthma, common cold, headache, and sore throat.


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