Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), also known as holy basil, is one of the most revered natural herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Considered sacred in many cultures, this herb is prized for its pure, uplifting energy and abundant health benefits. 

Banyan's organic tulsi is of highest quality and available in several forms, including tulsi powder, tulsi extract, and tulsi tablets. Tulsi can also be found as an ingredient in several of our herbal products, such as Breast Care Balm, Daily Massage Oil, and Elevated Adaptogens. These wellness products support multiple levels of the body and mind with carefully crafted combinations of tulsi and other potent herbs and oils.

One of our newest tulsi products, Tulsi Fields Tea, is made with Oregon grown holy basil plant from Banyan Farm. This aromatic and uplifting tulsi tea imparts a sense of peaceful tranquility, almost transporting you to the sunlit fields of leaves and flowers where it was grown.

Other favorite tulsi supplements include Bronchial Support herbal syrup and Lung Formula. These formulations focus on tulsi's ability to support the health of the lungs and respiratory system, and each shines as a supportive holy basil supplement in the winter months or anytime that extra support is needed.

What Does Tulsi Do?

The health benefits mentioned above are just the beginning of what tulsi has to offer. This lovely aromatic herb is also considered an adaptogen, helping the body cope with stress, promoting mental clarity, and supporting deep rejuvenation. 

While it is considered energetically heating, tulsi also has the unique ability to remove excess heat and help regulate body temperature, bringing greater balance to the system as a whole.

From an Ayurvedic perspective, holy basil is excellent for balancing both vata and kapha doshas. It can be aggravating for pitta if taken in excess.

How Much Tulsi Should Someone Take?

When introducing a new herb or wellness product to your daily routine, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor or health care practitioner to determine the dosage that is right for you.

That said, tulsi is considered safe for most people and we recommend taking anywhere from 500–2000mg per day.

Is Tulsi the Same Thing as Basil?

Though they do belong to the same family, tulsi is not the same plant as the common culinary basil so often used for cooking. There are several varieties of basil and of these, holy basil is one of the most well-known for its power as a medicinal herb.   

Banyan Quality & Guarantee

When you shop for tulsi or any other herbal product, it's important to consider the values, commitments, and sourcing practices of the company from which you choose to buy your herbs.

Banyan is committed to offering the highest quality organic herbs on the market. Our herbs are organic, sustainably sourced, and fairly traded. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply return your item within 90 days and we will offer you a refund for the cost of the merchandise.