Botanical name: Ocimum tenuiflorum / sanctum
Native to: India and tropical Asia
Actions: Adaptogen with anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties which aids to increase vitality, reduce fever and respiratory infections. Heart protective qualities and is known to help regulate blood sugar levels.
Description: Regarded as strong adaptogen in Ayurvedic medicine which helps to increase
stamina and vitality, prolong life and aid the body dealing with stresses such as anxiety, infections and other physical or mental stresses. This “elixir of life” has also been used to reduce fever and help the body fighting infections. Research suggested its anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and fever-reducing qualities may aid to boost immune functions. These could also work to protect against radiation and cancer.
Tulsi has been used to help lower blood sugar levels, preventively in healthy people and in patients with certain types of diabetes. Additionally, it is said to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and hence exert a protective effect on the heart and cardiac system.
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