Basil

Introduction / परिचय

Basil plant (Tulsi Ka Pudha) has more importance in Hinduism, its plant is also worshiped like gods and goddesses, so it is easily seen in most people's homes, according to Vastu Shastra also Tulsi plant Keeping it in the house eliminates negative energy and increases in positive energy. Everyone can easily plant a Tulsi plant, due to its religious importance, people of Hindu religion perform aarti with reverence by lighting a lamp near Tulsi in the morning and evening.

English Name:Basil
Hindi Name:तुलसी (Tulsi Plant)
Scientific Name:Ocimum Basilicum
Family:Lamiaceae
Kingdom:Plantae
Light :Full, Partial
Height:1-3 fit
Flower Color :Purple
Foliage Color :Green and Purple
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Varieties / किस्मे

There are more than 100 species of Tulsi plant in the world. On the basis of their respective regional religious beliefs, many species of Tulsi are popular, which are also known by many local and common names like in Sanskrit language it is named as Ram Tulsi and Krishna Tulsi. It is known as Trittavu in Malayalam, Tulsa in Marathi, Tulsi in Tamil and Telugu.

Out of which 4 species of Tulsi are popular.
  • Ram Tulsi
  • Krishna Tulsi
  • Amrita Tulsi
  • Vana Basil

Some more basil found around the world

  • Sweet basil
  • Thai basil
  • Purple basil
  • Lemon basil
  • Vietnamese basil
  • American basil
  • African blue basil
  • Italian genovese basil
  • Lettuce basil
  • Green ruffles basil
  • Cardinal basil
  • Greek basil
  • Spicy globe basil
  • Summer long basil
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Classification of Plants/ पौधों का वर्गीकरण

Tulsi plant grows in the form of a bush, its height is about 1-3 feet and the leaves are 1-2 inches long, oval or rectangular, which is also fragrant. There are also two species of basil leaves - Shri Tulsi whose leaves are green. And Krishna Tulsi (or Shyama Tulsi) whose leaves are blue-purple in color. The leaves and branches of Shri Tulsi are white while the leaves of Krishna Tulsi are of dark color. The flowers are small, purple and the inflorescence is about 12-14 cm long. are long. The fruits are small, smooth and reddish-brown in color; the seeds are small, oval, flat, yellow in color with red or black spots.

History / इतिहास

It is believed that Tulsi (plant) was a girl in her previous birth, whose name was Vrinda. Vrinda was born in a demon clan and Vrinda was a devotee of Lord Vishnu since childhood. When she grew up, her marriage was also completed with the demon king Jalandhar in the Rakshasa clan itself. Shaligram form of Lord Vishnu and Mata Tulsi are married on Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Some people also do Tulsi marriage on Dwadashi. Tulsi is very dear to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Vishnu does not accept Bhog without Tulsi.

Uses and Benefits / उपयोग एवं फायदे

Tulsi leaves are considered more beneficial in terms of medicinal use. You can also eat basil leaves by plucking them directly from the plant. Basil seeds also have many benefits. Seeds and leaves can also be used by making powder. Consuming basil has digestive power, appetite-enhancing and blood-purifying properties. The benefits of basil leaves are very beneficial in fever, heart diseases, abdominal pain, malaria and bacterial infections etc. Shyam Tulsi is considered to be prominent in medicinal properties as compared to Ram Tulsi.

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How to Grow Plant / कैसे उगाएं

Tulsi plant grows well in all types of soil. Plant it in such a place where water drains easily and does not stop, the month of April is right for planting Tulsi plant, water should be given immediately after planting it, it will be better if applied at the time of evening.

These things should be taken care of before putting them in the house
  • Cactus and thorny plants should not be kept with Tulsi.
  • Tulsi leaves should not be plucked on Amavasya, Dwadashi and Chaturdashi.
  • Tulsi leaves should not be plucked on Sundays.
  • Do not keep dried basil plant in the house for a long time
  • Tulsi leaves should not be offered in the worship of Ganesha.

How to Take Care/ देखभाल कैसे करे

Do not plant Tulsi plant only in the soil, if you mix 70% soil, 20% sand in it, it will be better and if 10% cow dung dry powder is mixed then it works as a very good manure. Pinching on Tulsi plant is very important. it occurs. Pinching means plucking off the topmost leaves. This is so that the plant does not grow only from the top but also starts growing from its other leaves.

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Where to keep Tulsi Plant/ तुलसी का पौधा कहाँ रखें

Tulsi plant is considered medicinal as well as a symbol of faith, so the Tulsi plant should be planted in the North-East direction, it is considered the abode of Gods and Goddesses in the North-East directions. Keeping or planting Tulsi plant at these places is auspicious according to Vastu Shastra.

Interesting Facts / रोचक तथ्य

  • Drinking drops of basil extract mixed with water increases immunity.
  • Tulsi gives relief from diseases like fever, flu, swine flu, dengue, cold, cough, cold, plague, malaria.
  • Tulsi is also an antibiotic. Consuming Tulsi removes harmful substances from the body.
  • Consuming basil continuously increases the number of red blood cells in the body.
  • Taking basil and honey together cures cold and sore throat.
  • Basil also proves to be effective in the problem of toothache and bleeding gums.
  • If there is pain in the ear, then putting a few lukewarm drops of Tulsi in the ear ends the pain.
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