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DESCRIPTION

Tulsi, Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum

Tulsi is a bushy perennial and annual shrub that has different varieties and can grow to be a few feet tall. The colors of Tulsi’s leaves, stems, and flowers will vary from green to purple. Tulsi is also known as holy basil and is sacred in the Hindu religion, often seen planted outside of temples and homes for good fortune and protection. It is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to cleanse the respiratory tract, promote healthy digestion and relieve stress

Tulsi is a powerful adaptogenic herb, enhancing the body’s natural balancing capacity to combat stress hormones and cortisol levels. It lowers cholesterol and stress-related high blood pressure, while also offering heart and vascular assistance by protecting against foreign toxins in the blood. It has an amazing ability to protect against and cleanse heavy metals and radiation in the body, being a great herbal ally for those who spend a lot of time around technology. Its protective ability even extends into the spiritual realm, offering protection from negative energies. Tulsi is an all-around amazing herb that helps engender clarity and centeredness, while simultaneously supporting the body’s innate capacity for health and vibrancy.

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Uses

  • Boosts immunity
  • Treats respiratory afflictions
  • Improves digestion
  • Balances blood sugar levels
  • Supports heart health
  • Detoxes heavy metals from the blood
  • Protects against radiation
  • Improves stamina and resilience to stress
  • Reduces allergies and histamine responses
  • Helps the liver to metabolize
  • Reduces mental fog
  • Calms the mind and improve memory and focus

Qualities

  • Adaptogenic
  • Expectorant
  • Nervine
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cardioprotective
  • Antioxidant
  • Rich in vitamin C, A, calcium, zinc, and iron

Scientific studies about tulsi

Tulsi – Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons