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Ocimum tenuiflorum, Holy Basil (also tulsi, tulasī), is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native throughout the Old World tropics and widespread as a cultivated plant and an escaped weed. Recent studies suggest tulsi may be a COX-2 inhibitor, like many modern painkillers, due to its high concentration of eugenol (1-hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-allylbenzene). One small study showed it to reduce blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics when combined with hypoglycemic drugs.

Ocimum tenuiflorum, Holy Basil (also tulsi, tulasī), is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native throughout the Old World tropics and widespread as a cultivated plant and an escaped weed. Recent studies suggest tulsi may be a COX-2 inhibitor, like many modern painkillers, due to its high concentration of eugenol (1-hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-allylbenzene). One small study showed it to reduce blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics when combined with hypoglycemic drugs.

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Ocimum tenuiflorum  syn. sanctum ~ holy basil or tulsi and tulasi in South Asia, it is an important sacred plant in Hinduism. The essential oil from some populations of holy basil contains high levels of eugenol.  In traditional Thai medicine, the leaf or whole plant is used to alleviate nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and flatulence, antibacterial, Fresh flowers are used to treat coughs and colds. Native to tropical and subtropical Asia.

Ocimum tenuiflorum syn. sanctum ~ holy basil or tulsi and tulasi in South Asia, it is an important sacred plant in Hinduism. The essential oil from some populations of holy basil contains high levels of eugenol. In traditional Thai medicine, the leaf or whole plant is used to alleviate nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and flatulence, antibacterial, Fresh flowers are used to treat coughs and colds. Native to tropical and subtropical Asia.

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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 - 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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

ocimum tenuiflorum - tulasi for healing

ocimum tenuiflorum - tulasi for healing

Therapeutic potential of Ocimum tenuiflorum www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Therapeutic potential of Ocimum tenuiflorum www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Raw Edible Plants: Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

Raw Edible Plants: Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

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Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is very different from common basil. Aromatic and often used as tea or as incense with dried.

Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is very different from common basil. Aromatic and often used as tea or as incense with dried.

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),

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),