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Tulsi Seed

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OWN GROWN SEED BOMBS

  • Easy to grow seed bombs.
  • Perfect for gifting on different occasions.

What is Tulsi Seed bomb

Tulsi Seed bomb is actually a seed which is covered with the mixture of soil and cow dung. It provides nutrition to the seed and helps to encourages its germination by direct feeding the embryo of the seed.

Tulsi is a sun loving aromatic herb with scented leaves. In India it is not only cultivated for religious, medicinal purpose but also for essential oils extraction.

Let’s know about the tulsi seed

Sacred value:

Tulsi is a sacred plant and therefore auspicious to be kept at home. The tulsi plant in fact is regarded as a form of goddess Laxmi, while the sun is regarded as lord Vishnu perhaps they two can’t live without each other.

Part of religious ceremonies:

Tulsi is not only kept at home but it also takes part in most of the Hindu religious ceremonies because of its supreme status. In fact, it is considered that the basil is used both for the birth and death rituals also.

Honour her honour all gods:

Keeping the tulsi plant at home is not a way to honour goddess Lakshmi as well as other Holy souls.

Ward off evil spirits basil:

It is believed that, it has the power to ward off evil spirits. According to Hindu mythology, a basil plant kept outside the home prevents evil spirits from entering one’s home.

 Improves Vaastu of a place:

When the plant is so auspicious, it naturally proves to be Vaastu friendly. If you simply keep a Tulsi plant at home, it removes all the Vaastu disturbance of the concerned place.

Good luck charm:

According to Hindu belief, a tulsi plant is also considered a good luck charm. That’s why people usually eat a tulsi leaf before they set out on some important work.

Types of tulsi seed plant

Rama tulsi, Krishna tulsi, Amrita tulsi, Vana tulsi, Sweet basil, Thai basil, Purple basil, Lemon basil, Vietnamese basil, American basil, African blue basil, Italian Genovese basil, Lettuce basil, Green ruffles basil, Cardinal basil, Greek basil, Spicy globe basil and Summer long basil.

Health Benefits of tulsi

Holy basil is also known as the queen of hopes or holistic plant, as each of its plant parts are unique. Tulsi leaves are endowed with amazing health benefits. This miraculous leaves have some matchless medicinal qualities. However Chewing even a few leaves of tulsi on regular basis can helps in maintaining a good health. Tulsi leaves, shoot, flowers and roots all have special medicinal properties. Let us look at some of the surprising health benefits of eating tulsi leaves.

Cures fever:

Tulsi extract can be taken to fight fever. It can be consumed alone or with other medicines. Take one or two ounces of tulsi juice twice or thrice a day. The antibiotic properties present in it could bring down fever.

Fights common cold:

During an attack of cold and flu, chew few leaves of tulsi when your stomach is empty. Then you would find a comforting relief from nasal and chest congestion.

Cures sore throat:

During sore throat conditions, boil a few tulsi leaves in water and use it for gargling and drinking.

Release headache:

Make a paste of tulsi leaves and sandalwood and apply over the affected area.  The cooling effect would provide a relief from your headache.

Cures sore eyes:

Black tulsi leaves are good for curing eye diseases like sore eyes. Put a few drops of black tulsi leaves into your eyes and it would cure you from sore eyes.

Fights bad breath:

Make a paste of dried and powdered tulsi leaves and mustard oil. Give massage the Tulsi paste over your gums for relief. You can also use this paste as toothpaste.

Fights skin disorder:

Tulsi paste can be applied on the skin. It is a good remedy for variety of skin problems including leukoderma.

Cures insect bites:

Make a paste of the tulsi roots and apply on the area where the insect has bitten and stains are found.

Helps to remove Kidney stones:

For all kinds of renal stones, prepare a mixture of basil leaves and honey and take regularly. This can dissolve the stones and expel them through the urinary tract.

Alleviates stress:

Consume about 12 tulsi leaves regularly, it could work as an antidepressant.

How to grow tulsi from seed

Initially, collect some tulsi seed bombs, which is a basic source for growing a plant. Tulsi seeds can be grown throughout the year but best time is from June to November. It grows well in loamy and fertile soil with good drainage. For that, take 1 part of garden soil, 1 part of cocopeat and 1 part of vermicompost, mix all the ingredients properly. Now take a small pot with drainage holes at the bottom and fill it with the potting mix. Sow the seed bomb under soil. Cover the seed with ¼ th  of inch layer of same potting mix.

Gently press the soil to make the seed firm at their position. Use a spray bottle to make the surface of the soil misty. Pour the water into the pot, slowly and carefully. Make sure you do not disrupt the seeds. For better results, cover the pot with plastic wrap which helps to conserve the moisture. Keep the pot in bright area and away from direct sun. Germination occurs after 12 days of sowing. You need to water the plants when soil starts to dry up. After 50 days, when the seedlings is at 2-3 leaves stage, carefully transplant the seedlings in individual containers and water them. When they are forming 4-6 pairs of leaves pinch top part of plant. this will help the plant to grow lateral shoots.

Take Care of tulsi and how to make it bushier

Sunlight:

It requires 6-8 hours of sunlight during the day.  Make sure that direct sunlight does not burn the leaves. To avoid it, cover the plant with any light cloth to provide it partial shade.

Loosening of soil: Frequently loosening the soil, it will allow the water to drain freely, aeration of soil and supply of nutrient to the roots.

Manuring: Add manure once in 3 weeks and mix it well with soil.

Watering:

Tulsi plant doesn’t requires much water. Watering must be done twice a week.

Pruning: Remove weak and diseased branches frequently, it helps to make the plant bushier.

Pests and Treatment: It get the attack of mealy bug, aphid and spider mites. Add 4 drops of Dettol handwash liquid in 750 ml of water. Mix it well and spray it all over the leaves.

Physiological disorder: Yellowing of new leaves is due to magnesium deficiency. You can add 1 teaspoon Epson salt on top layer of soil.

Fungal leaf spots: Black spots on the leaves occurs when they remain wet for longer time. To cure it, add potassium bicarbonate weekly.

Discoloured/Wilting leaves: It leads due to overwatering and insufficient light.