Holy Basil

This plant is sometimes called “the incomparable one.” It has been used in Hindu culture for millennia and is planted around Hindu shrines. It is adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial. Who is this wonder plant? It is holy basil. Also known as tulsi, this plant has long been in the repertoire of ayurvedic practitioners. Western medical research has also begun to document its benefits. More recent studies have uncovered tulsi’s value in response to diabetes, depression, stress, and infection. Lean into Mother Nature on this one, and if you need a plant-based medicine to stay centered, consider the incomparable one.