18 Types of Basil (Tulsi) - The herb is loved all over the World!

18 Types of Basil (Tulsi)

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The basil is one of the most worshiped and consumed herbs, it is a perennial, aromatic, culinary, herbaceous plant which has approx 60 species identified and categorized under Ocimum genus in plant family lamiaceae. It is good source of vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Chlorophyll, it posses anti bacterial, insecticidal properties and leaves have capabilities to purify contaminated water. Scientific studies present evidences for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic (pain-reducer), antipyretic (fever-reducer), hepatoprotective (liver-protector) cancer-fighter, diabetes-preventer, blood vessel-protector, destresser, immune-booster etc properties.

In different parts of the world, several types of the basil are cultivated, some of the widely used varieties can be broadly categorized in to two groups for understanding – holy basil (ocimum sanctum) and mediterranean basil (ocimum basilicum).

1. Holy basil

It is known as Tulsi and is the most revered houseplant in India where it is associated with ayurveda and hindu religion as goddess of wealth, health and prosperity. The plants have strong medicinal properties compared to second group species. There are several varieties popular based on the regional religious beliefs which are known by a several vernacular and common names such as in Sanskrit it is named as Rama Tulsi and Krishna Tulsi, in Malayalam it is called Trittavu, in Marathi as Tulshi, Tulasi in Tamil, Thulsi in Telugu and Holy Basil in English. Not to be confused with Ocimum Tenuiflorum, it is a synonym for Ocimum Sanctum.

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Ram Tulsi Potted Plants (Ocimum Sanctum)

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1. Rama tulsi (ocimum sanctum)

The plant has pure green leaves and better tolerance to winters, sun light, watering and fertilization than the other varieties. The Queen of herbs is one of the most worshiped aromatic herbs which is found in almost every house in India.

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Krishna Tulsi Potted Plants (Ocimum Tenuiflorum)

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2. Krishna tulsi (ocimum tenuiflorum)

The plant has purple fringed leaves and purple stems with pungent and strong test of leaves, it has more medicinal properties than the other species.

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Amrita Tulsi Potted Plant (Ocimum Tenuiflorum)

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3. Amrita tulsi (ocimum tenuiflorum)

The plant is less commonly grown perennial, aromatic and sacred species of holy basil in India.

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Van Tulsi Potted Plant (Ocimum Gratissum)

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4. Vana tulsi (ocimum gratissum)

It is woody type perennial, aromatic and sacred species of holy basil in India.

2. Mediterranean basil

It is known as Sweet basil and is the most popular variety of basil which is found all over the world including Asia, Eurpe, America and Africa. It is most consumed herb world wide and known by several common names such as king of herbs, royal herb, great basil and Saint-Joseph’s-wort etc, it is used in culinary preparations and used several types of popular cuisines like Italian, Thai etc.

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Mediterranean Basil Potted Plant (Ocimum Basilicum) Sweet Basil

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5. Sweet basil (ocimum basilicum)

It is most commonly grown perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant has bigger green color leaves and stems.

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Thai Basil Siam Queen Potted Plant (Ocimum Thyrsiflora)

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6. Thai basil (ocimum thyrsiflora)

It is perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant has green color pointed leaves, reddish purple color stem and dark purple color flowers.

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Purple Basil Potted Plant (Ocimum Basilicum)

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7. Purple basil (ocimum basilicum)

It is commonly grown perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant has bigger purple color leaves and stems.

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Lemon Basil Potted Plant (Ocimum Citriodorum)

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8. Lemon basil (ocimum citriodorum)

The plant is perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant has green color leaves and white color flowers. It has strong lemon scent and all parts of the flower, leaves and stems are edible. It is known by several common names such as Lemon basil, hoary basil, Thai lemon basil, or Lao basil etc it is a hybrid between sweet basil and american basil.

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Vietnamese Basil Potted Plant (Ocimum Cinnamon) Cinammon Basil

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9. Vietnamese basil (ocimum cinnamon)

It is perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant has green color leaves, reddish purple color stem and pink color flowers.

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American Basil Potted Plant (Ocimum Americanum)

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10. American basil (ocimum americanum)

It is perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant is known for its rich color, sweet flavor, cleanliness and uniformity of particle size, it is considered to be of very high quality which has green color pointed leaves, purple color stem and purple color flowers.

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African Blue Basil Potted Plant (Ocimum Kilimandscharicum) Camphor Basil – Kapoor Tulsi

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11. African blue basil (ocimum kilimandscharicum)

It is perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant has green color leaves and purple color flowers. It has strong camphor scent and all parts of the flower, leaves and stems are edible.

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Italian Genovese Basil Potted Plant (Ocimum Basilicum)

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12. Italian Genovese basil (ocimum basilicum)

It is classic Italian species with large dark green leaves, it is most common grown perennial, aromatic and culinary type species of basil, the plant has bigger green color leaves and stems.

13. Lettuce basil

14. Green ruffles basil

15. Cardinal basil

16. Greek basil

17. Spicy Globe basil

18. Summer long basil

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