PlantSnap Photos of the Week 2020
Ocimum tenuiflorum - Holy basil
Ocimum tenuiflorum – Holy basil
Blue Banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata) in flight on its way to collect nectar and pollen from the Holy Basil flowers. Entomophily- pollination by insect.
Ocimum tenuiflorum (synonym Ocimum sanctum), commonly known as holy basil, tulasi (sometimes spelled thulasi) or tulsi, is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.
Tulsi is a powerful “adaptogen,” an intelligent herb that adapts to physical, emotional and environmental stress, then works to normalize and balance the body. Tulsi helps to balance the body on all levels and support its response to every day stressors.