Holy Basil

Holy basil is a herb native to India, where it is known as tulsi. It is sacred in the Hindu religious tradition and is regarded as one of the most important plants used in Ayurvedic medicine. Holy basil has been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical conditions including heart problems, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis and eye disorders. Preparations made from holy basil are widely used to treat stress-related health problems in India and elsewhere.