Tulsi Plant, also known as Basil, has a lot of medicinal properties which can keep you safe from seasonal cold and cough. We look at the Vastu Shastra principles to follow, for keeping this plant at home
Known as the queen of herbs, the tulsi plant has numerous medicinal properties and is often found in Indian households, because it is considered sacred among the Hindus. Also called basil, this herb acts as a cure to various seasonal diseases such as common cold, flu and cough. Additionally, keeping a tulsi plant at home brings harmony and happiness to the family, according to Vastu.
So, where to place Tulsi plant at home? Here is a Vastu guide for keeping the Holy basil in your house to attract positivity.
Tulsi plant Vastu: Benefits of Tulsi plant at home
Apart from its medicinal properties, the presence of tulsi plants helps in eliminating stress.
The plant keeps mosquitoes away with its mosquito-repellent qualities.
Keeping this plant at home purifies the air. It is believed that the tulsi plant absorbs toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc., from the air.
The plant creates a pleasant aroma, which keeps the surrounding fresh.
Which Tulsi is best for home? Rama and Shyama?
You can keep either of these two varieties of Tulsi plant at home. Both Rama and Shyama Tulsi plant are widely popular for their medicinal benefits.
The Holy Basil or green Tulsi plant is the commonly available Tulsi plants considered auspicious as per Vastu Shastra. There are different variants of the Tulsi plant in India.
The Tulsi with green leaves is called ‘Shri-Tulsi’, also known as ‘fortunate Tulsi’ or ‘Rama-Tulsi’ or ‘bright Tulsi’. Rama Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum), is known for its healing properties and used for religious purposes. The taste of the Tulsi leaves is sweeter than other Tulsi variants.
The Tulsi with dark green or purple leaves and purple stem is called ‘Shyama-Tulsi’ or ‘dark Tulsi’ or ‘Krishna-Tulsi’. It is associated with Lord Krishna because its purple colour is similar to Lord Krishna’s dark complexion. Shyama Tulsi is also known as Krishna tulsi (Ocimum Tenuiflorum) is the Tulsi variant with unique medicinal benefits like cure for throat infections, skin diseases, ear ache, nasal lesions and respiratory problems.
The other Indian variants are Vana Tulsi or Wild Tulsi and Kapoor Tulsi.
Where to keep Tulsi plant at home according to Vastu Shastra?
Vastu Shastra recommends guidelines for keeping Tulsi plant in the ideal direction in home.
While the best place for the plant is in the east, you can also place it in the balcony or near the window in the north or the north-east direction.
Ensure sufficient sunlight is available near the plant.
Always keep the plant in odd numbers like one, three or five.
Do not place things such as brooms, shoes or dustbins around the planter.
Ensure that the area around the plant is neat and clean.
Always place flowering plants near the plant.
Avoid keeping a dry plant in the house as it attracts negative energies.