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Tulsi (Holy Basil)


What is Tulsi?

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) or Holy Basil is a plant that originated in India and can now be grown in your back yard.

In India it is considered one of the most sacred plants. The "Queen of herbs" because of its restorative and spiritual properties. It has been used for years to help support a healthy repsonse to stress, natural detoxification and to restore balance.

Health Benefits of Tulsi.

Research today has classified Tulsi as an adaptogen. Adaptogens help the body to adapt to physical, enviromental and emotional stressors, supporting normal function and balance, while protecting your immune system.

According to the National Institutions of Health (NIH), it is also known to be used for:

anti-anxiety

antimicrobial (including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antimalarial, anthelmintic),

mosquito repellent,

anti-oxidant,

anti-cataract,

anti-inflammatory,

chemopreventive,

radioprotective,

hepato-protective (liver),

neuro-protective (nerve),

cardio-protective (heart),

anti-diabetic,

anti-hypercholesterolemia (cholesterol),

anti-hypertensive (high blood pressure),

anti-allergic,

memory enhancement,

adaptogenic,

anti-stress, and more... [4,5,6,7] These pharmacological actions help the body and mind cope with a wide range of chemical, physical, infectious and emotional stresses and restore physiological and psychological function.

More studies have shown the positive effects of Tulsi and its phytochemicals in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Have a cup of Tulsi Tea, hot or cold.

Add it to your favorite dishes as your culinary herb.

It can be grown in your garden to increase beneficial bugs and degree pesky bugs.

Dry it for future tea and culinary uses.

Let it go to seed so you can produce new plants each year. You will love the aroma.

Or you can buy!

Tulsi, another food and medicine given to us by God.

Genesis 1:29

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

ENJOY!!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23682780