In India, Tulsi plant is considered as sacred and is usually placed in front of the entrance or the backyard entrance. It is generally worshiped in a traditional way with Kumkum and other ritualistic methods. So, it is nothing but natural for many traditionalist to look at it with a special eye than compared to many many other plants. Undoubtedly, the plant is well known for its exceptional herbal and medicinal qualities.
Generally, i prefer to manure the plants with naturally available sources from the kitchen such as vegetable peels, egg shells, etc. It so happened that the Tulsi plant too got its share of crushed egg shells along with the rest of the plants.
When someone had a look at the presence of egg shells in Tulsi plant, it was a shock. They couldnot accept that a tulsi plant can indeed be nurtured with egg shells, without harming anyone or even the plant. I do understand the sentimental value behind that person but indeed it is pitiable that such deep rooted concepts blind the individual to see the plant as just a plant but prefer to label it, lock it and expect others to value that opinion too.
Ignorance, in various forms such as these concepts emerge every now and then, only to blind the individual to realize and see the truth as it is. Indeed, one needs to be aware of this. Wisdom is all about to see it as it is....without any labels, any boundaries....