Holy Basil (Krishna Tulsi)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)


Like neem, Krishna tulsi (also known as holy basil) is an important part of the Ayurvedic medical tradition. It’s easy to grow your own in a sunny window.


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Please be sure to read our Plant Replacement Policy before purchasing live plants. These plants are “leggier” than usual because of an insect invasion earlier this year. They’re healthy again (thanks to neem oil sprays and soil drenches) but only online now because we fear that it will soon be too cold to ship very far. If you don’t need one now, we recommend that you wait for spring.

Krishna Tulsi — also known as holy basil — is considered to be a sacred plant in Ayurveda because it has important uses as a medicinal herb.

The purple-tinged Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) really stands out among the neem trees in our greenhouse. Used in religious ceremonies as well as cooking, tulsi may have medicinal qualities similar to neem but it’s a smaller plant that’s easy to grow in a sunny window.

Several studies indicate that holy basil contains bio-available antioxidants that help prevent damage from environmental toxins like Lindane and arsenic in rats as well as enhanced wound healing. *

A recent clinical study on anxiety confirms the traditional use of tulsi as a calming tea. Other research indicates that tulsi may have immune-boosting properties in mice. *

For more information, visit http://www.donnieyance.com/holy-basil-an-herb-with-incomparable-benefits/  from Donnie Yance, an internationally known master herbalist and nutritionist and author of “Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism.” *

While tulsi can be used in recipes that call for basil, it has a much stronger taste. Most often, it’s used in a tea made pouring boiling water over two teaspoons of fresh tulsi leaves. Allow to cool and then strain off the tea before drinking.

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10 reviews for Holy Basil (Krishna Tulsi)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Leaves work great for my daughters skin. Thank you Neem Tree Farms!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Can’t wait until it grows, just received start. It’s planted hanging in the sun (in the house it’s pretty cold here, UT). I hope it makes it. So excited to use the leaves.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very nice plant. I love the smell of the Tulsi. It is enjoying the sun right now.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Super happy with the holy basil. Thank you Vicky.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    The Tulsis are doing great, thank you for all the great instructions that came along with the plants!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Very happy with Krishna Tulsi. Got Kapur Tulsi as a bonus and both doing awesome Thank you

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Super and nice plant awesome it got delivered on time and its growing great

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    My Tulsi plant is happy. Great customer service!
    My Karpor tulsi plant is also doing great.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is one of my favorite plants. Seems to be doing well so far. I have plans to harvest the leaves and use the blossoms for a potpourri.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nivedita Kuila

    Received the plant today in perfect healthy condition without any damage. Thank you Neemtree farms. Can’t wait to see the plant growing 😊😊

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