Tulsi / Holy Basil leaves
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Holy Basil / Tulsi leaves (Approx 10 leaves in packet)
Tulsi or Tulasi or Vrinda is a sacred plant in Vedic/ Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi/Vrinda; she is regarded as the avatar of Lakshmi, and thus the consort of the god Vishnu. The offering of its leaves is mandatory in ritualistic worship of Vishnuand his avatars like Krishna.
Holy Basil also medicinal benefits, and is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an "adaptogen" to counter life's stresses. It is considered a sacred plant by the Hindus and is often planted around Hindu shrines. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means "the incomparable one." Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds.