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Holy Basil - Herb (Ocimum gratissimum)

Holy Basil - Herb (Ocimum gratissimum)

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Holy Basil is the perfect herb for those days when your energy is off and you just feel gross. Like after a break up or after having a meeting with your boss that day that just didn't go as it should have, or your mother in-law finally leaves to go home and you need to re-balance your inner charkas. Holy Basil helps with Purification, spiritual enlightenment, fidelity, balance and harmony within. 

Holy Basil

Holy basil, also known as tulsi, is a sacred herb in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. It has been used for centuries to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Holy basil is a powerful adaptogen, which means it helps the body adapt to stress. It is also a rich source of antioxidants, which help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.

Holy basil is a perennial plant that is native to India and Southeast Asia. It is a member of the mint family and has a strong, aromatic flavor. Holy basil has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, stress, digestion problems, and respiratory infections.

Holy basil has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including:

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Promotes sleep
  • Enhances cognitive function
  • Protects against cancer

Holy basil can be used in a variety of forms, including tea, oil, salves and tincture. It is generally safe for most people to take, but it is important to talk to your doctor before taking holy basil, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking any medications.

Here are some tips for using holy basil:

  • To make holy basil tea, steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
  • To make holy basil tincture, combine 1 part dried leaves with 5 parts alcohol. Let the tincture sit for 2 weeks, then strain it. Take 1-2 teaspoons of tincture 3 times per day.
  • You can also add fresh or dried holy basil leaves to your cooking.

Holy basil is a versatile and effective herb that can offer a number of health benefits. Be sure to add it to your natural medicine cabinet today!

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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