The entire plant, from the leaves to the seeds is considered a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit. In Ayurvedic medicine and the Hindu traditions it is considered the most sacred herb and is called the “Elixir of Life.” It is used to treat bronchitis, malaria, eczema, stomach ulcers, eye diseases, and more. It is especially known for treating symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, and depression. Do not confuse holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) with sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum), while similar they are different plants.
Discover Holy Basil / Tulsi (Sheng Lou Le) and other herbs by visiting our Herb Directory.