Basil Tulsi (Holy Basil) – Large Pot


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Ocimum sanctum

Known as Sacred Basil, Holy Basil, or Tulsi. It has a clove-like flavour, and as well as being used in Indian cuisine, it’s also a wonderful medicinal plant used in Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurveda, Tulsi is an adaptogenic herb that can help with stress, digestive conditions, respiratory conditions, sleep issues and more. 

How to make Tulsi tea:

Steep a handful of fresh Tulsi leaves in about a litre of water for 5 to 10 minutes.

You can also add ginger, licorice, white tea, chamomile flowers or lemon/lime juice. Sweeten if desired. Can be drunk hot or cold.

Caring for your Holy Basil plant

You can either plant the basil out, or into a bigger container. If you leave it in the current pot it will need more regular feeding, as well as regular (daily) watering.

We’ve been feeding the basil every few weeks with this organic fertiliser – it’s easy to use, just sprinkle some on the soil.

Click here for more basil growing tips.

Grown with organic seed in a growing media that’s free from chemical fertilisers.

Note that Tulsi is a tender perennial. Unless you can keep it warm over winter, it will die off.

You are welcome to return the plastic pot to us when you’ve finished with it.

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