What you describe as civilization has no good qualities, because truthfulness and simplicity are really the only good qualities. In modern times, civilization has come to mean keeping one’s depravity concealed within. The word sabhyata literally means fitness to participate in a sabha, or a virtuous assembly. In reality, civilization that is free from sin and deception is only found among Vaishnavas. Non-Vaishavas very much appreciate civilization that is saturated with sin. The civilization that you speak of is not related to the nitya-dharma of the Jihva.
There are probably more Plants that can come by the name Tulsi, but only the first two – Laxmi Tulsi and Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum) are considered to be holy and have to be used in the worship (puja) of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas (not the Ram Tulsi).