Holy Basil / Tulsi
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
This cousin of the common sweet basil is named Krishna holy basil after the beloved blue-skinned Hindu god. Historically, Krishna tulsi has been a significant herb in Ayurvedic medicine and is revered as a sacred plant in India. It is commonly cultivated near temples and private homes. Holy basil supports immune health to help you stay feeling your best.
Holy basil has been revered throughout India for thousands of years. Ayurvedic texts describe holy basil as a pillar of holistic herbal medicine and a goddess incarnated in plant form (the mother medicine of nature). Many traditional Hindus worship an alter bearing a holy basil plant that is placed in the courtyard of their home or in another prominent location. Today holy basil remains one of the most cherished of India's sacred plants.
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