Ocimum sanctum Linn., commonly known as ‘Tulsi’ or ‘Holy Basil’ is considered to be the most sacred herb of India. Scientific studies focused on the herb’s disease fighting properties have gained momentum in recent years – especially in areas of neuroprotection and anticancer effects.
A powerful anit-inflammatory agent and a natural healer, holy basil is often touted as ”the Mother medicine of nature” in Ayurveda. This herb is revered in ancient Sanskrit scripts and is offered in Hindu Temples to visitors as part of a ritual. The most compelling evidence of Holy basil is based on its anti-stress and anticancer effects which modern herbalist call – the ”adaptogen” effect. (more…)