A Traditional Remedy
Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn. sanctum) is a medicinal plant with a long history of traditional use in India. The plant is commonly known as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTulsiÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â in Hindi and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHoly BasilÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â in western countries. Traditionally this plant has been used for the treatment of bronchitis, bronchial asthma, malaria, diarrhea, dysentery, skin diseases, arthritis, painful eye diseases, chronic fever and insect bites.
Backed by Science
Research into the therapeutic potential of holy basil supports a role for this traditional herb as an effective anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial agent. Holy basil is also a powerful antioxidant. Furthermore, human clinical trials have shown that holy basil helps reduce anxiety and effectively lowers blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetics.
Benefits Beyond Compare
The meaning of Tulsi is ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthe incomparable oneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, and holy basil does truly have an amazing array of benefits and therapeutic activities. This sacred herb has developed a reputation as a veritable panacea, promoting a sense of well-being, relieving stress and supporting the immune system.