Alternative medicine practitioners use tulsi as a powerful adaptogenic herb (an herb that reduces stress and increases energy). It may also reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks, work as an anti-inflammatory, and promote detoxification. It can modulate the immune system and protect the liver from environmental toxins.

Tulsi combats respiratory illnesses, Lowers Blood Pressure and Reduces Stress, Treats Gastrointestinal Disorders, Relieves Arthritis, reduces blood sugar levels, and can also be used as an antiseptic.

How do we grow this plant at home?

Tulsi seeds should be started indoors 6 to 12 weeks before the last frost.  Since tulsi is a tropical plant, it requires warm temperatures to germinate and should be kept in a place that’s at least 70 degrees.  If your house is particularly cool, consider using a seedling heat mat to warm soil temperatures.

The soil should be kept continuously moist, but not soggy.  Seeds will germinate about 3 weeks after planting.


  1. Tulsi Water


1/2 cup chopped tulsi leaves (indian basil)

2 cups hot water


To make tulsi water, combine the hot water and tulsi in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.

  1. Serve the tulsi water warm or cool and serve.


  1. Tulsi Rice


1 cup Tulsi leaves

1 cup Carrot chopped

8 red chilli

2 spoons Chana daal

1 spoon Jeera

5 Garlic

1 spoon Tamarind

as needed Oil

1 spoon Ghee

1 cup Cooked rice

To taste Tulsi dry masala powder



Take tulasi leaves wash and separate the water.

Take a pan and pour put oil and jeera -just shallow fry and then add tulasi leaves garlic and salt.

Next add tamarind and keep frying until gold colour.

Now put pan pour oil for tadka already prepared put 2 spoons and salt add and tadaka just fry it after add rice mix properly. Finally add coriander powder mix it's ready to serve. 

Easily prepare, be fit be healthy.


  1. Tulsi Honey Lassi:


2 cups Yogurt

1 cup Full Fat Milk

3-4 tbsp Honey

10-12 leaves Tulsi


  • Add all the ingredients in the blender.
  • Blend for a minute.
  • Pour the lassi in glasses.
  • Garnish with slivered almonds and pistachio and Tulsi sprig.


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