Holy Basil - Rama
Commonly known as tulsi, meaning 'beyond compare' in Sanskrit, this herb belongs to the mint family and has been honoured for thousands of years in India as one of the most sacred and useful plants.
There are 3 different types of holy basil known as Rama, Krishna and Vana.
Rama (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is known for its cooling and mellow flavor. The plant has green leaves, white-to-purplish blossoms, and a green or purplish stem. It is cultivated in the Indian plains, as well as private homes and gardens around India.
Enjoy as a warm or cold tea. Add 1 tsp or more per cup of water. Steep 2-5 min in a covered pot. Strain. Avoid over steeping to preserve the high volatile oil content.