Our Kapoor Holy Basil/Tulsi (Ocimum Tenuiflorum) is an adaptogenic powerhouse. This plant is well known for its medicinal and spiritual properties in Ayurveda which includes aiding cough, asthma, diarrhea, fever, dysentery, arthritis, eye diseases, indigestion, gastric ailments, etc. Major phytoconstituents of Kapoor are eugenol, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, apigenin, myretenal, luteolin, β-sitosterol, and carnosic acid (Pattanayak et al., 2010). Caffeine-free, all parts of the holy basil plant act as an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and promotes mental balance. Holy basil is also high in antioxidants and helps your body detox. It is known as the Queen of Herbs for a reason as it is also antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and is an analgesic (a painkiller). A poultice from the leaves has been used as a traditional wound protectant. Holy basil increases your wound’s breaking strength, healing time, and contraction. Research also shows that holy basil may work against infections and wounds, such as mouth ulcers, keloids, raised scars, and acne scarring. According to the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, holy basil leaves have antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.The nutritional value is significant in holy basil which contains vitamins A and C, calcium, zinc, iron, and chlorophyll.
We have been growing it since our first season and it loves it here as holy basil pop up all over the farm. It is included in our Brenda's Balm steam blend along with hemp flower and Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris). This herb is a staple in our personal apothecaries.
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