Also known as tulsi, Holy Basil is known for its therapeutic power. It has a rich history dating back 3,000 years ago to ancient Indian uses. Much of its use was in decreasing pain and inflammation, which has inspired recent researchers to discover numerous antioxidant characteristics of Holy Basil. Historically used as medicine due to its widespread therapeutic power, holy basil leaves are now regarded by most countries as adaptogens (anti-stress agents) and have been used widely to promote health throughout the entire body.
‘The Queen of Herbs’ – In traditional systems of medicine, different parts of tulsi — the leaves, stem, flower, root, seeds and even the whole plant — have been recommended for the treatment of bronchitis, bronchial asthma, malaria, diarrhea, dysentery, skin diseases, arthritis, painful eye diseases, chronic fever, snake bites, and scorpion stings.