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 approximately 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. Why not bring your packed lunch and enjoy it on the Lawn? 

For further details and access information about this venue, and all British Science Festival venues, please click this link https://britishsciencefestival.org/british-science-festival-2022-venues. There are steps in the Trinity House gardens, though alternative access into the garden is available. If you have any questions or concerns regarding access please contact the Festival team: [email protected]