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Holy Basil (Tulsi) Tincture Organic


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Ingredients: Certified Organic Grain Alcohol, Distilled Water and Certified Organically Grown dried or fresh leaf of Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum).

Also known as: Tulsi, Tulasi (Sanskrit name), Ocimum sanctum

Introduction:
Holy Basil has been revered for its medicinal value 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 healing plants. The leaves smell of peppermint, cloves, licorice and/or lemon.

There are three types of Tulsi: Krishna, Rama, and Vana. Rama and Krishna are of the same species. All varieties belong to the mint family and are cousins of sweet basil.

Krishna (Ocimum teniflorum) is known for its medicinal value and peppery crisp taste. The plant has dark green to purple leaves, stems, and blossoms. It is cultivated in the Indian plains, as well as private homes and gardens around India, and is named after the blue skinned God as the dark purple leaves resemble this color.

Rama (Ocimum teniflorum) is known for its cooling and mellow flavor. The plant has green leaves, white-to-purplish blossoms, and a green or purplish stem. It is cultivated in the Indian plains, as well as private homes and gardens around India.

Vana (Ocimum gratissimum), aka. "forest type", is known for its fragrance. The plant has green leaves and stem, with white blossoms. It is found in the Himalayas and plains of India. Grows wild in Asia and Africa and is used medicinally there as well.

Constituents:
Eugenol, B-caryophyllene, sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), carotene (vitamin A), calcium, iron, and selenium, as well as zinc, manganese, and sodium as trace elements.

Parts Used:
The leaf is generally the only part used in a medicinal capacity.

Typical Preparations:
Holy Basil is traditionally taken as an herbal tea, dried powder, fresh leaf, or mixed with ghee.

Summary:
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is an important symbol in the Hindu religion and it is a significant herb in ayurvedic medicine. Holy Basil significantly increases endurance and physical performance while also increasing one's ability to cope with stress. It acts as a powerful adaptogen, assisting the body in maintaining homeostasis when faced with stress, whether physical, psychological, or environmental. By keeping the body in a balanced state of health, Holy Basil offers protection from the many diseases caused by these stressors. Holy Basil empowers the body with physical stamina, strengthens immune function, and offers a generous supply of antioxidants. It enhances digestion and assists in the absorption of nutrients from food or other herbs. It also supports the function of the heart, lungs, and liver.

Precautions:
Not recommended for use if pregnant, nursing, or are considering becoming pregnant (may have an anti-fertility effect). Do not administer to infants or toddlers. May lower blood sugar, consult a doctor if hypoglycemic (in separate studies, it has also been shown to be beneficial for those with hypoglycemia). Holy Basil has mild blood thinning properties.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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