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Updated: Mar. 13, 2012 

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About Vana Tulsi | Best (Top-Rated) Vana Tulsi | Examples of Vana Tulsi

About Vana Tulsi

Curly, golden-green dried herb leaves with twisted stems mixed in, on white backgroundLoose-Leaf Vana Tulsi (Holy Basil) from Mountain Rose Herbs, Photo © Alex Zorach, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Vana tulsi, also called wild forest holy basil or wild forest tulsi, is a plant which is usually considered a type or variety of tulsi or holy basil, although it actually comes from a different species. Whereas the typical tulsi comes from the Ocimum tenuiflorum plant, also called Ocimum sanctum, Vana tulsi comes from the species Ocimum gratissimum, which is also called African basil.

Whereas the other varieties of tulsi, Krishna tulsi and Rama tulsi are named after (and associated with) Hindu deities, the word "vana" refers to forest; vana tulsi is the wild variety of tulsi growing in India, across Africa, and in many other regions of the world. However, when sold, it is typically from cultivated plants, not wild-harvested plants.

In aroma and flavor, vana tulsi is similar to, but distinct from all varieties of tulsi from the Ocimum sanctum plant. It is also distinct from the familiar sweet basil, although its aroma tends to resemble sweet basil more than it does the other holy basils. All three species of basil, however, are quite similar.

Best Vana Tulsi

The notion of the "best" Vana Tulsi is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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BH03: Wild Forest Holy Basil Organic

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Holy Basil, Vana (Tulsi)

Brand:Mountain Rose Herbs
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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Examples of Vana Tulsi

The following is a complete listing of of the 3 selections of Vana Tulsi in our database.

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Holy Basil, Vana (Tulsi)

Brand:Mountain Rose Herbs
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
Picture of BH03: Wild Forest Holy Basil Organic

BH03: Wild Forest Holy Basil Organic

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Wild Forest Tulsi (Vana Tulsi)

Brand:The Tao of Tea
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose

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