IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:
Describe an important plant in your country.
- What is this plant?
- where is it found?
- Why is it so important?
- Explain its benefits?
Nature has always provided primary resources to humans to fulfill their basic needs. One such resource is the flora. It offers many different plants and trees that have different parts to play in our lives. While some plants are rare, some are very common as well.
One of the most common plants found in India is Basil, locally known as Tulsi. It is used for various purposes. It is also known as the holy basil herb and is quite important for its medicinal qualities. Found in almost every Indian household, it is abundant in the wilderness, and other places such as public parks, and especially temples.
Actually a medicinal plant, it is worshipped and highly regarded in the Indian culture. Tulsi is available all over India, and due to the medicinal properties, it offers people have started growing the plant in their homes. Basil is used for making herbal tea and as a flavoring in many dishes and recipes as well. It is easy to grow and needs basic things to grow, such as an ample amount of fresh air and sunlight.
Basically a small green plant, it has leafy foliage and small green-hued seed bunches. It is used to make Ayurveda medicines, and oil extracted from its leaves is used in toiletries and cosmetics. Tulsi leaf juice is effective in curing respiratory issues and common cold symptoms as well. The leaves can be eaten directly to comfort indigestion and insomnia.