Krishna tulsi is the most sacred herb in India. It is known as ‘Shyama Tulsi’, based on the color of Shyama or Krishna, the adorable God. It is also called as the ‘Purple-leaved Tulsi’ and it is famous for its peppery, crisp taste. Ocimum Tenuiflorum belongs to Lamiaceae family, which posses various healing medicinal properties for human life. Compared to the other species of Tulsi, Krishna Tulsi takes a longer time to grow. It is believed that this is the reason for its spicy and crispier flavor.
- It comprises purple colored leaves and dark stems.
- The flavor is peppery and clove-like.
- The Krishna tulasi plant has dark purple to black leaves that are slightly larger than those of the common basil plant. The plant also produces small, purple flowers.
- The leaves of the Krishna tulasi plant have a strong, spicy aroma with hints of clove, which makes them popular in cooking and herbal medicine.
- Krishna tulasi is considered a sacred plant in Hinduism and is often used in religious ceremonies and rituals. It is believed to have purifying and cleansing properties and is said to promote spiritual well-being.
- Treat throat infections, respiratory system, nasal lesions, earache and skin diseases.
- Tulsi is consumed as Herbal Tea.
- Tulsi oil is also used as the ear drop.
- It is very effective against indigestion, headache, hysteria, insomnia and cholera.
- Strengthens immunity.
- Aids in battling Diabetes.
- Promotes weight loss.
- Fighting infection and tending to wounds.
- Enhances the digestive system.
- Beneficial to skin.
- Oral and dental hygiene