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Madhuri Raut

Sep 3, 2011, 4:10:54 AM9/3/11
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I have 2 Tulsi plants at home . One is called Ram tulas and the other Krishna Tulas.
I appreciate that Ram tulas is lighter and Krishna tulas is darker. Are there medicinal differences in the two?

Some mythological significance
It is a holy plant
Tulsi leaf is very dear to God Vishnu and more so the seeds called Manjiri in Marathi and my Grandmother would say that God Prefers one Manjiri to gold and silver or any other offering.



Gurcharan Singh

Sep 3, 2011, 4:30:22 AM9/3/11
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Madhuri ji
According to my information the common tulsi plant, the Sacred basil or holy basil, botanically Ocimum tenuiflorum L.(syn: O. sanctum L.) is called Krishna tulsi. In fact two types of plants are known for this species: one with green leaves and stem is Sri Tulsi and one with purple leaves and stems as Krishna Tulsi. The essential oil has antibacterial and mosquito repellent properties, leaves used in catarrah, expectorant, in bronchitis , malarial fevers, cutaneous diseases and ringworms.

Ram tulsi (also known as ban tulsi) is Ocimum gratissimum, the shrubby tulsi, having much more stronger scent and often planted as mosquito repellent. used as relief of ear-ache, tooth-ache, also used in cough mixtures. Herb also used in aromatic baths and fumigations for rheumatism and paralysis.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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Madhuri Raut

Sep 3, 2011, 5:14:48 AM9/3/11
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Thank you so much Gurcharanji for elaborating

Madhuri Pejaver

Sep 4, 2011, 11:26:33 AM9/4/11
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Dear Bhagyashri
A small correction. The inflorescence is called as Manjiri and not the seeds.
Thank you

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Madhuri Raut

Sep 4, 2011, 10:40:45 PM9/4/11
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Thank you Madhuriji for the correction

promila chaturvedi

Sep 9, 2011, 8:37:05 AM9/9/11
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My grandmother used to collect fallen tulsi seeds (manjari) and keep them in all the rooms to ward off mosquetos.

Tanay Bose

Sep 9, 2011, 9:48:49 AM9/9/11
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Thats a great idea to repel mosquito in a herbal way
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