- Relaxing + Anti-Inflammatory -
Holy basil is a plant. It is originally from India and is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen to counter life's stresses. It is considered a sacred plant by the Hindus and is often planted around Hindu shrines. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means 'the incomparable one'. Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds. Holy basil is used for the common cold, influenza and H1N1 (swine flu), diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, stomach upset, heart disease, fever, viral hepatitis, malaria, stress, and tuberculosis. It is also used for mercury poisoning, to promote longevity, as a mosquito repellent, and to counteract snake and scorpion bites. Holy basil is applied to the skin for ringworm. In cooking, holy basil is often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups because of its peppery taste. Cookbooks sometimes call it 'hot basil'. Holy basil has been shown to boost your body's health in a variety of ways. It can help protect against infection, lower your blood sugar, lower your cholesterol, ease joint pain, and protect your stomach.
Suggested use: Add 1 tsp. in a cup of boiling water. Sweeten if desired, or add to food. Enjoy! *Increase dosage if needed.
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