Tulsi Leaf Granules

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Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is a member of the mint family with aromatic leaves that lend a peppery, slightly clove-like flavor to foods and beverages. In fact, tulsi is a versatile seasoning with a culinary repertoire ranging from tea blends, salads and sweet yeast breads to curries and Szechuan stir-fries.

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originIndia
active compoundsPolysaccharides , phenols, flavonoids, neolignans, terpenoids, coumarins, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Specific compounds include oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, eugenol, carvacrol, linalool, and β-caryophyllene.
plant part usedleaf
processingcut and sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaHerbaceous aroma with soft balsamic notes.
flavor profileAlmost anise-like in flavor. Pairs well with fennel seed, cardamom, cumin, cloves and other sweet, warm spices.

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uses

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cosmeticInfuse tulsi in oil or tincture for use in facial toners, serums, lotions and other skin care products.
culinaryAdd tulsi basil to tea blends, curries, soups, yeast breads, marinades and other foods and beverages.
wellnessTulsi is prepared as a tonic infusion, alone or in combination with other herbs The dried, cut and sifted leaf may also be powdered and encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
industrialTulsi basil is used in perfumery, food and beverages and in agriculture.
safetyThere are no known adverse effects or herb-drug interactions associated with moderate use of this herb. However, high doses or long-term intake of ursolic acid, a major constituent of tulsi basil, may affect fertility or decrease serum glucose to dangerous levels. Use during pregnancy is not recommended due to lack of safety data.

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