Basil (Tulsi-तुलसी)- What is it & how to grow it?

Basil(Tulsi-तुलसी.) Ocimum tentiform (synonym Ocimum sanctum), commonly known as holy basil, or tulsi, is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics. Tulsi is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for its essential oil. It is widely known across the Indian subcontinent as a medicinal plant and a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has an important role w...