Tulsi is one of the most health-benefits-providing plants which is often treated as a sacred plant. In India, people worship tulsi as they believe that the Goddess resides in this plant and treats all illnesses. The scientific name of tulsi is ‘Ocimum tenuiflorum,’ and it belongs to the Lamiaceae family. The green leaves of tulsi contain a strong aroma which is also used for many therapies.
Tulsi holds a great value in Ayurveda, and a lot of Ayurvedic medicines contain tulsi as a component. This plant grows in warm temperatures and requires warm soil to germinate.
About 2 grams of dried and crushed tulsi leaves contain:
It also contains an excellent quantity of vitamin K, vitamin A, and folate.