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Holy basil leaf (Rama, Vana, and Krishna)

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Also known as

Tulsi, Ocimum tenuiflorum                        

Introduction
Holy basil is a highly regarded aromatic plant used for religious and medicinal purposes with the most notable examples being Hinduism and Ayurvedic traditions.

Constituents
oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, rosmarinic acid, eugenol, carvacrol, linalool, caryophyllene, elemene and germacrene

Harvest Data
Origin: India
Certified Organic
Cut/sifted leaves and stems

Use
Recommended 1-5 grams simmered in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Tinctures can be extremely powerful if made correctly.

Summary
Holy basil is believed to reduce pain, stress, lower cortisol, reduce blood pressure all the while increasing the immune system. Tulsi has been considered as an adaptogen, balancing out multiple areas of the body and helping one adapt to stress.

Rama Tulsi is the considered the original & real Holy basil, containing the highest concentration of methyl-eugenol.

Vana Tulsi has a higher concentration of Citral, smelling strongly of Lemongrass.

Krishna Tulsi has a very complex smell, likely containing a varied mis of essential oils ranging from dill to eugenol to methyl-chavicol (p-allylanisole).


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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 02 November, 2011.

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