Holy basil, also known as Tulsi, is native to Southeast Asia and is very different from the basil you may be familiar with. It is revered as the mother medicine of nature. In Hinduism, the plant is considered sacred and often planted around shrines.
Holy basil is an adaptogen which means that the plant aids your body in adapting to stress and symptoms caused by stress, such as sleep problems and mental health issues. The herb is highly nutritious as it contains vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, iron, chlorophyll, and calcium. Infections and wounds can be treated with holy basil as it is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and a natural painkiller. Studies show evidence of holy basil lowering blood sugar, lowering cholesterol, and easing inflammation pain.
Enjoy holy basil in our Chocolate Chip Cooke Mix!
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