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Tulsi: Test Your Knowledge

Tulsi or Ocimum tenuiflorum is a popular plant found in every Hindu household. The plant belongs to family Lamiaceae. The leaves are astringent to taste and aromatic. It is an important part of every Hindu ritualistic worship especially for Vishnu and his various forms such as Krishna. The leaves have powerful medicinal properties and are known to hold cure to almost all diseases from common cold to malaria, stomach upsets, heart diseases, etc. Tulsi is different from the basil leaves used in Thai cooking which Ocimum basilicum.

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About Ira PeriyavallurSilver

A former agricultural scientist Dr. Indira VMD has turned to writing (pen name- Ira Periyavallur) since she believes knowledge acquired must be shared. She has penned books on gardening and agriculture for the common man in a bid to encourage farming and environmental awareness. Apart from a writer she is also a classical dancer and teaches special kids at her institute 'Nrutyadhyeya Vidyalaya'.

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