Tulsi; Holy Basil
Our designs incorporate the use of authentic, sacred seeds that come to us via the families that have tended to their growth for centuries. In breaking with tradition they have give our manufacturer in Bali, the only western woman ever, accessibility to create from their labors.
Tulsi (holy Basil) has been revered in India for over five thousand years, as a healing balm for body, mind and spirit, and is known to bestow an amazing number of health benefits. Recently best known as a tea from Organic India.
Tulsi or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) or Holy basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi, a consort of the god Vishnu. The offering of its leaves is mandatory in ritualistic worship of Vishnu and his forms like Krishna and Vithoba.
Many Hindus have tulsi plants growing in front of or near their home, often in special pots or special small masonry structures. Traditionally, Tulsi is planted in the center of the central courtyard of Hindu houses. The plant is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for its essential oil.