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Holy Basil

Ocimum tenuiflorum (synonym Ocimum sanctum), commonly known as holy basil, tulasi (sometimes spelled thulasi) or tulsi, is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.

Tulasi is cultivated for religious and supposed traditional medicine purposes, and for its essential oil. It is widely used as a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has a place within the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves.

The variety of Ocimum tenuiflorum used in Thai cuisine is referred to as Thai holy basil (Thai: กะเพรา kaphrao); it is not to be confused with Thai basil, which is a variety of Ocimum basilicum.

Other benefits and effects of Holy Basil:

  • Protects Against Diabetes
  • Helps Fight Cancer
  • Balances Hormones and Lowers Stress
  • Relieves Fever
  • Helps Improve Respiratory Disorders
  • Good Source of Vitamin K
  • Dental Care and Oral Health

consult your physician before attempting to heal a serious condition, also if you are on medication such as antidepressants

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