Tag: holy basil

Green Lifestyle
// August 21, 2017
Ganesh Patri

In Ganesh festival, there is a ritual of offering 21 Patri (leaves) to Lord Ganesh during Ganesh puja. This is a time of the year in India when there is greenery everywhere. Most of the plants used in Ganesh ‘patris’ are common household names, and some of them are rare. Earlier all the women in…

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Green Lifestyle
// November 12, 2016
story of tulsi vivah

Indian culture has many traditions that go back further than most people know. To this very day, they are a part of our everyday lives, and they continue to affect our lifestyles. It’s often the case of living with one foot in the past and one foot in the present. However, it is so important…

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Kitchen Gardening
// November 11, 2016
Green Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)

Tulsi or Tulasi is scientifically known as Ocimum tenuiflorum belonging to botanical family Lamiaceae (Mint family). Also known as ‘Holy basil’, this ancient aromatic-medicinal plant has dozens of other common names in local Indian languages. Tulsi is a perennial erect shrub; its leaves & every other plant parts are loaded with aromatic essential oils. Tulsi…

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