Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)


Botanically Ocimum tenuiflorum (Ocimum sanctum) belong to the family, universally known as holy basil or Tulsi, is an odoriferous perennial plant. It is autochthonous to the Indian subcontinent and ubiquitous as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast tropics of Asia.

Tulsi is raised for religious and traditional medicine purposes, and especially for its essential oil. It is voluminously used in herbal tea, has a privilege within the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves and commonly utilized in Ayurveda. Thence ocimum sanctum distribution is widely occurring in and from India.

Holy basil usually looks with combined crowded branches and is a sub-shrub, and is 30–60 cm tall with bristly stems. Leaves are of two colours-green or purple based on the species. They are smooth, petioled, with an un-subdivided leaves, up to 5 cm and has a long blade, which usually has an obscurely toothed margin. They are richly familiar in aroma and have a decussate phyllotaxy. The purplish flowers are emplaced in close whorls on elongated racemes.

The triumvirate dominant morphotypes cultivated in India and Nepal are as said below:

  • Ram tulsi (the relatively frequent type, with broad bright green leaves that are slightly sweet leaves).
  • The comparatively less frequent purplish green-leaved (Krishnatulsi).
  • The very common wild Vana tulsi.

Tulsi, most conventionally utilized in Ayurveda and Siddha practices for its putative medicament of diseases. Over centuries, the dried leaves are mixed with bulk storage of grains to repel the insects from grains. The few listed physiochemical constituents of tulsi are: 

  • Oleanolic acid
  • Ursolic acid
  • Rosmarinic acid
  • Eugenol
  • Carvacrol
  • Linalool
  • β-caryophyllene(about 8%)

Many investigations lugged out for over three years and now confirmed that Tulsi escalated the lifespan of the test animal, Caenorhabditis elegans (C elegans), and appreciably improved its mobility.

Thence integrating Tulsi in our food habit may not only help us to look good but can also boost our physical and mental wellness with tangible benefits according to Ayurveda and Tulsi is often called as “the queen of herbs”.

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), considerably most sacred of all other herbs and inordinately admired profoundly by Hindus, has a ubiquitous property of increasing the lifespan and also ameliorate other health factors pertinent to ageing, announces a modern research by a team of researchers in the microbial and molecular genetics lab conducted by Patna University (PU). Tulsi again can boost our mental health, alleviate manifestations of fever and can prevent respiratory infections.

The herb is well utilized to hinder stress. It is an adaptogen (anti-stress agent), which is the best ailment to promote mental wellness, anti-depressant activity, positive effects on the memory, and cognitive function. It also superintends cortisol (stress) levels and degrades the anxiety and emotional stress. Tulsi is rich in antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, which make this herb a top choice when it comes to get rid of infections.

The detoxifying properties and antioxidants of this herb rejuvenate the skin. It assists in eliminating toxins responsible for causing pimples, thence helping in the treatment of acne and take forward to reduction in the appearance of breakouts. Tulsi leaves are efficacious in the treatment of oral infections. It is found to proffer preventive properties to patients with periodontal disease as well. By making Tulsi an integral part of your daily routine, we can help our system relax and our body to function more worthwhile.

The Tulsi plant is plenty hard and can be grown on any type of soil except the ones with highly saline, alkaline or water logged conditions. Even so, sandy loam soil with good organic stuff is considered as an ideal.

Irrigation pattern:

After cultivation, irrigation is provided twice a week for a period of one month so that the plants manifest themselves well. Behind time, at weekly interval depending upon the rainfall and soil moisture status they are watered.

The earliest weeding is done one month after cultivation and the next after another month. Thereafter, no further weeding is required as the plants become bushy and shield the soil and thereby strangulate the weeds.


The crop has a wide adaptability and can be grown extensively in tropical and sub-tropical climates. So India has the ultimate perfect climatic conditions for the growth of tulsi plants. Lengthy days with increased temperature have been found conductive for plant growth and tulsi oil production. 

Among the top 19 exporting ports in India which trade Tulsi from India, Trivandrum Air Cargo exports the majority of Tulsi shipments from India comprises the share of 19.0%, followed by Delhi Air Cargo with 12.0%. India is the major tulsi exporter all around the world. Coming to large importing ports for Tulsi from India, TORONTO port highly imports 27 shipments of Tulsi from India and holds the largest share of 20.0%.

Tulsi Material Available:

  • Tulsi Seeds
  •  Tulsi Leaves
  •  Tulsi Extracts

The plant has been venerated by the people across the world for its multifarious uses since ancient times. The sacred basil has about 71 percent eugenol in its essential oil rather than that of clove oil. Eugenol is extensively accounts in perfumery, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and confectionary industries. The antiseptic, diaphoretic, anti-periodic, stimulating, expectorant, anti-pyretic and memory improving properties are all commodious in tulsi juice.

Rich Spices & Herbs is the most reputed for tulsi exports from India. In Compliance with the requirement of every customer, vast amount of tulsi packed and exported safely. The ocimum sanctum price is fixed at International Market standards. We are the well known cultivars of captive farming and tulsi suppliers and wholesale sellers in India.