Ocimum tenuiflorum syn. sanctum ~ holy basil or tulsi and tulasi in South Asia, it is an important sacred plant in Hinduism. The essential oil from some populations of holy basil contains high levels of eugenol. In traditional Thai medicine, the leaf or whole plant is used to alleviate nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and flatulence, antibacterial, Fresh flowers are used to treat coughs and colds. Native to tropical and subtropical Asia.
Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Holy-Basil or Tulsi, is an aromatic plant [Family Lamiaceae] found in the Eastern World tropics, in native and cultivated state. The two morphotypes cultivated in India are green-leaved (Lakshmi-Tulsi) and purple-leaved (Krishna-Tulsi). Tulsi is sacred for Hindus and has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its many healing properties. It is considered as an Adaptogen - balancing different processes in the body, and helping adapt to stress.