Tulsi

Rama de albahaca roja fresca y flor de albahaca del jardín en bolsa de cáñamo sobre fondo de madera.

Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum

Sinónimos:
Santa Basílica
Tulsi (Wikipedia)

Ocimum tenuiflorum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Ocimum
Species:
O. tenuiflorum
Binomial name
Ocimum tenuiflorum
Synonyms
  • Geniosporum tenuiflorum (L.) Merr.
  • Lumnitzera tenuiflora (L.) Spreng.
  • Moschosma tenuiflorum (L.) Heynh.
  • Ocimum anisodorum F.Muell.
  • Ocimum caryophyllinum F.Muell.
  • Ocimum hirsutum Benth.
  • Ocimum inodorum Burm.f.
  • Ocimum monachorum L.
  • Ocimum sanctum L.
  • Ocimum scutellarioides Willd. ex Benth.
  • Ocimum subserratum B.Heyne ex Hook.f.
  • Ocimum tomentosum Lam.
  • Ocimum villosum Roxb. nom. illeg.
  • Plectranthus monachorum (L.) Spreng.

Ocimum tenuiflorum, commonly known as holy basil 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 cultivated for religious and traditional medicine purposes, and also for its essential oil. It is widely used as a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has a place within the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves.

The variety of Ocimum tenuiflorum used in Cambodian and Thai cuisine is referred to as Thai holy basil (Thai: กะเพรา kaphrao) or (Khmer: ម្រះព្រៅ mreah-pruv); it is not the same as Thai basil or Chi neang vorng, which is a variety of Ocimum basilicum.

Tulsi (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Hindi तुलसी (tulsī), from Sanskrit तुलसी (tulasī).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtʊlsiː/
  • (General American) enPR: to͝olʹsē, IPA(key): /ˈtʊlsi/
  • Hyphenation: tul‧si

Noun

tulsi (usually uncountable, plural tulsis)

  1. Holy basil, Ocimum tenuiflorum.
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