Brinda Vana

Significance of Brinda Vana:

  • ["BRINDA' - Group, "VANAM" - Garden]
  • Medicinal : All these plants are used in ayurvedic preperations. Even the dried plant is used in Yagnas and homas.
  • Spiritual : Signified Devotion - modestly it gives itself without seeking for anything in return.
    Only two varieties of Tulsi are very much popular, but there are few more other varieties.


  • All the Tulsi varieties in general posses the following qualities:
    - Relieves from STRESS.
    - Purifies air( ANTI-POLLUTANT).
    - Gives out oxygen 24 hours.
    - Detoxifies.
    - Cures skin diseases.
    - Good for hair.
    - Good for teeth and digestion too.


S.No Botanical name Common name
1. Ocimum sanctum Krishna Tulsi
2. Ocimum gratissimum Rama Tulsi, Nimma tulsi
3. Ocimum tenuiflorum Vishnu Tulasi
4. Ocimum kilimandscharicum Karpura Tulsi
5. Ocimum basilicum Vibhudhi/Bhoo Tulsi, Kamakasturi, Rudra-jada, Sabja
6. Ocimum americanum Vana/Aranya Tulsi, Kuppa/Kukka tulsi

Ocimum kilimandscharicum - Camphor basil:

  • Parts used - Leaves
  • Uses - Cough, Bronchitis, Catarrh (inflammation of mucus membrane), Halitosis (offensive odour of the breath), Bacterial & viral infections, Foul ulcers, Wounds, Anorexia (loss of appetite for food), Opthalmapathy (any disease of eye).
Ocimum sanctum
Ocimum gratissimum
Ocimum tenuiflorum
Ocimum kilimandscharicum
Ocimum basilicum
Ocimum americanum
Camphor basil Plant
Camphor basil leaves