Krishna tulsi, also known as Ocimum tenuiflorum, is a sacred plant in India and is revered for its medicinal and spiritual properties. It is an essential herb in Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that originated in India. Growing Krishna tulsi in your kitchen garden can provide you with a constant supply of fresh leaves for daily consumption and to make various herbal remedies.
|Scientific Name||Ocimum tenuiflorum|
|Leaf Color||Dark Green or Purple|
Description of the plant
Krishna tulsi is a small, aromatic plant that grows up to a height of about 60-90 cm. The leaves of the plant are dark green or purple, and they have a slightly pungent aroma. The plant produces small white or purple flowers on spikes that emerge from the upper leaf axils.
Krishna tulsi has numerous medicinal properties, and it is used to treat various ailments in Ayurveda. Here are some of the medicinal properties of Krishna tulsi:
- Acts as an adaptogen and helps the body to cope with stress
- Has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties
- Acts as an expectorant and helps in relieving cough and cold symptoms
- Helps in regulating blood sugar levels and managing diabetes
- Improves digestion and relieves digestive problems like bloating, gas, and acidity
- Boosts the immune system and helps in fighting infections and diseases
- Helps in reducing inflammation and pain in the body
Soil and water conditions for the best growth
Krishna tulsi can be grown in a variety of soils, but it prefers well-drained, fertile soil. The soil should be rich in organic matter and should have a pH range of 6.0-7.5. The plant requires regular watering, especially during the hot summer months, but overwatering can lead to root rot. It is essential to maintain the soil moisture levels, and the plant should not be allowed to dry out completely between watering.
Krishna tulsi is a valuable medicinal plant that has been used in Ayurveda for centuries. Growing it in your kitchen garden can provide you with a constant supply of fresh leaves for daily consumption and to make herbal remedies. With the right soil and water conditions, you can easily grow Krishna tulsi in your kitchen garden and enjoy its numerous health benefits.