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What is the significance of Thulasi plant?

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Asked by sajan sajan, 27 Jul '10 04:09 pm
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Tulsi the Indian Basil plant often grown in the courtyards of Hindu families, is a revered symbol of worship in the Hindu religious tradition. The name 'Tulsi' connotes "the incomparable one". Traditional Hindus worship this holy plant every morning and evening as a diurnal ritual. Tulsi grows wild in the tropics and warm regions. It is a branched, fragrant and erect herb plant attaining a height of about 75 to 90 cm when mature. Its aromatic leaves are round-shaped, growing up to 5 cms long with the margin being entire or toothed. The Tulsi flowers are small, reddish-purple in color, present in small compact clusters on cylindrical spikes. The fruits are small and the seeds are reddish-yellow in color. The Tulsi plant with light green leaves is called Shri / Rama Tulsi and the plant variety with dark red leaves is called Krishna or Shyama / Manjari Tulsi.

The extracts (juice/oil) of the Shri / Rama Tulsi plant is widely used for its Ayurvedic medicinal value. The juice of leaves, o ...more
Answered by gkr, 27 Jul '10 04:38 pm

 
  
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Wonderfully rich plant in terms of medicinal value.
Answered by Raghavendra Presendra Sinha, 27 Jul '10 04:02 pm

 
  
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