Tulsi Seeds Basil Seeds
Description For Tulsi Seeds (Holy Basil)
Weight: 100 grams
Tulsi Seeds/Basil Seeds
Holy basil, (Ocimum tenuiflorum), also called tulsi or tulasi, flowering plant of the mint family (Lamiaceae) grown from tulsi seeds and have aromatic leaves.
The holy basil or tulsi plant in Hinduism as a manifestation of the goddess Lakshmi (Tulsi), the principal consort of the god Vishnu. The plant is especially sacred to Vaishnavites (devotees of Vishnu), and the Lord Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu, is said to wear a garland of holy basil leaves and flowers around his neck. For more types of herbs and seeds visit RpPoojaGhar Online Store.
How To Grow Tulsi Seeds
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
Tulsi can be started by seeds any time of the year, but beginning monsoon season is the best time to sow seeds.
- 1: Tulsi grown by direct seed sowing. Seeds can be planted in a pot, planter or container filled with good quality, well-drained soil mix.
- 2: Take off some top soil (2-3 inches) from the centre of pot and make room for seed sowing.
- 3: Sow few seeds of Tulsi evenly in the pit and cover them back with soil.
- 4: Water the pot regularly, keep the seed sown surface damp.
- 5: Tulsi seeds should germinate in 1-2 weeks time, depending on the season.
- 6: Keep the container in semi shade while the germinated seedlings grow.
- 7: Thinning: Cut off extra, weak seedlings from the base after two weeks of germination to maintain proper spacing between plants.
- 8: Once seedlings are growing, keep the Tulsi container in direct sun.
Benefits of Basil Seeds :
- Just 1 tablespoon (0.5 ounces or 13 grams) of tulsi seeds is a good source of iron, calcium, and magnesium.
- Basil seeds are rich in plant compounds, including flavonoids, provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anticancer benefits
- Just 1 tablespoon of basil seeds could supply most or all of your daily need for ALA omega-3 fat.
FUN FACTS ABOUT TULSI OR BASIL:
- Drink Holy Basil in tea for relaxation and also as an anti-inflammatory.
- As per Indian mythology, Tulsi used to ward off evil spirits and ghosts.
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