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Holy Basil, Rama Tulsi Leaf Organic [1 oz.]

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Holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), known in Hindi as tulsi, might be the most revered medicinal herb on the planet. The plant has violet flowers and blossoms. The green stems sometimes have a purple tinge.

Medicinal preparations are made from holy basil's leaves, stems, and seeds of the plant. Holy basil is often used in Thai food. It's much spicier than other types of basil and is sometimes called "hot basil."

Health Benefits

Hindu people worship holy basil. It's considered the "Mother Medicine of Nature." It’s been revered since ancient times as an herb that can promote a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

The sacred plant is often planted around Hindu shrines. The name tulsi means "the incomparable one."

In Western medicine, holy basil is valued as an adaptogen. That's something that helps your body adapt to stress. The plant has been used to:

Combat negative effects of stress

Stabilize blood sugar levels

Promote longevity

Studies show holy basil has a wide range of health-promoting properties. It's an:1

Adaptogenic

Anti-arthritic

Anti-coagulant

Anti-diabetic

Anti-inflammatory

Anti-pyretic (prevents fever)

Antidiarrheal

Antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and more)

Antioxidant

Antitussive (treats cough)

Liver-, brain-. and heart-protectant

A 2017 review of research suggests holy basil may help "address the psychological, physiological, immunological, and metabolic stresses of modern living."2

What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are plant substances that help your body deal with stress. Adaptogens may:

Balance stress hormones, such as cortisol

Improve brain function

Boost the immune system

Lower inflammation

Improve energy levels

Improve the function of organs and systems

Slow aging

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