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“The Elixir of Life” Holy Basil, Tulsi, Per Oz

“The Elixir of Life” Holy Basil, Tulsi, Per Oz

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Holy basil, also known as tulsi, is a sacred plant in Hinduism and is considered to be a "queen of herbs". It is native to India and Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries for its medicinal and culinary properties.

Sometimes called “The Elixir of Life,” holy basil has been revered as one of India’s most powerful and sacred plants for over 3,000 years. Its Sanskrit name, Tulsi, literally means “the incomparable one,” which gives you a sense of how venerated it is. 

Holy basil has a number of aromatic, culinary, and medicinal benefits.

Aromatic benefits

The leaves of holy basil have a sweet, minty aroma that is said to be calming and uplifting. The essential oil of holy basil is also used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

Culinary benefits

The leaves of holy basil can be used fresh or dried in cooking. They have a peppery, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Holy basil is often used in Indian cuisine, but it can also be used in Italian, Thai, and other cuisines.

Medicinal benefits

Holy basil has a number of medicinal benefits, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiviral
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Stress and anxiety

Holy basil can be taken in capsule, tincture, or tea form. It is also available as an essential oil.

Application tips

Here are some tips for using holy basil:

  • To make tea, steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried leaves in 1 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes.
  • To make a tincture, add 1 ounce of dried leaves to 2 ounces of vodka or brandy in a jar. Seal the jar and let it sit in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks. Strain the liquid and store it in a cool, dark place.
  • To use the essential oil, add 1-2 drops to a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil and massage it into the affected area.

Holy basil is a safe and effective herb for most people. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before using it if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any health conditions.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when using holy basil:

  • Holy basil can interact with certain medications, so it is important to talk to your doctor before using it.
  • Holy basil can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you experience any allergic symptoms, stop using holy basil immediately.
  • Holy basil can lower blood sugar levels, so it is important to monitor your blood sugar closely if you are taking it for diabetes.
  • Holy basil can increase the risk of bleeding, so it is important to talk to your doctor before using it if you are taking any blood thinners.
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