Archive for July, 2013

Holy Basil (Ocimum Tenuiflorum)

Holy BasilHoly Basil is not among the most known medicinal herbs, but it has plenty of very powerful health benefits and healing actions which can be used to help us relieve our health conditions. Holy basil is an aromatic plant which is also known as Tulsi plant. In ancient Indian medicine, in addition to holy basil three most common types of Tulsi plant were used: Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum), Krishna Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), and Rama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). All these plants have specific therapeutic effects, and all of them can be used to treat a variety of diseases. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, and other phyto-nutrients, and for many centuries they have been used as the ingredients of various remedies from Auyrvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other traditional alternative medicines of the nations of South Asia. (more…)