TULSI (HOLY BASIL) ORG.
Tulsi, or Holy Basil (Rama) used for stress, colds, flu, H1N1, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, stomach, mercury poisoning, heart disease, viral hepatitis, malaria, tuberculosis,. fever, to promote longevity, earache, headache, as a mosquito repellent, and to counteract snake and scorpion bites. Holy basil is applied to the skin for ringworm.
Holy basil is a plant. It is originally from India and is used in Ayurvedic medicine as an “adaptogen” to counter life’s stresses. It is considered a sacred plant by the Hindus and is often planted around Hindu shrines. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means "the incomparable one." Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds.
In cooking, holy basil is often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups because of its peppery taste. Cookbooks sometimes call it "hot basil."
How does it work?
Chemicals in holy basil are thought to decrease pain and swelling (inflammation). Other chemicals might lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.
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