HOLY BASIL....Ocimum tenuiflorum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ocimum tenuiflorum, also known as Holy-Basil or Tulsi, is an aromatic plant [Family Lamiaceae] found in the Eastern World tropics, in native and cultivated state. The two morphotypes cultivated in India are green-leaved (Lakshmi-Tulsi) and purple-leaved (Krishna-Tulsi). Tulsi is sacred for Hindus and has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its many healing properties. It is considered as an Adaptogen - balancing different processes in the body, and helping adapt to stress.
TULSI - the incomparable one; has innumerable health benefits; from an antidote for fevers to being a decongestant to building general immunity. Tulsi leaves decoction prepared along with powdered cardamom is helpful in bringing down fever. Sore throat can be prevented by gargling with tulsi leaves water. Tulsi tea is good for various respiratory problems.
Tulsi (Holy Basil); "The Queen of Herbs"
ocimum tenuiflorum - tulasi for healing
The Holy Basil: Tulsi This tree is very special to Hindus and is grown in greenhouses in colder climates as a link with the ones in India. It is definitely a tropical plant!
Therapeutic potential of Ocimum tenuiflorum www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Raw Edible Plants: Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Which adaptogen is right for you? American Ginseng (allergic asthma, inhibit inflammation, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, non-overstimulating strength & vitality for 40-60 yr olds), Rhodiola (cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart issues, stressful lifestyle), Holy Basil (strengthens memory & concentration, improve digestion/gas & bloating, control blood sugar, diabetes),