Tulsi, also known as Holy basil is a sacred plant in Hinduism. Its latin name is Ocimum tenuiflorum. It is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the India. It is also cultivated in many countries in Asia.
The leaves of holy basil are commonly used in Thai cuisine, whereas Hindus consider it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi.
The plant is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes in India, 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.