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Vana Tulsi (Leaf)

Technical Name : Ocimum gratissimum


Taste Profile

It has a spicy flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Vana Tulsi (Leaf) can be used fresh or dried.
  2. It can be used for flavoring vegetables, sauces, soups, and stews. It can also be infused with hot water to make tea.

Common names and forms

  1. Vana Tulsi


Vana Tulsi (Leaf) is one of the four main forms of tulsi, which comes from the Ocimum gratissimum species. It has highly aromatic, slightly hairy green leaves. It has a strong clove scent and is considered as a ceremonial plant in the Indian spiritual tradition. It is native to India, Java, Sri Lanka and the northern and eastern parts of Africa.

Selection Guide

Look for bright green, crisp leaves of Vana Tulsi. Avoid if the leaves are discolored or wilted.  

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