Tulsi, or not Tulsi?

14 September 2022 - 11:30

Trinity House, De Montfort University

This activity will run from 11.30-14.00, each session lasts 30 minutes. 


Plants such as Tulsi, or Holy basil, are commonly used in Indian communities for both spiritual and medicinal purposes, like diabetes management. However, it’s easily confused with similar plants, putting people at risk. 

Join researchers from De Montfort University in the historic Trinity House herbal garden to plant your own Tulsi specimen to take home. Discover more about how ancient plants were used as medicines and put your identification skills to the test using the latest genetic techniques. 

After you have finished the activities you are welcome to stay and explore the herbal garden.