Fitness Tip! Should You Add Basil?

Holy basil or tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is a sacred plant in India. It is a relative of our culinary basil, but has a stronger, clove-like aroma and taste. Indians do not use it in cooking but do use it as medicine, mostly in the form of tea. Holy basil has been used traditionally to support:

  1. Heart health
  2. Optimal breathing
  3. Joint health
  4. Vision health
  5. Skin health

Research in both animals and humans demonstrates a lack of toxicity and a variety of benefits, including reducing inflammation and protecting the body and brain from the harmful effects of stress.

It also has a positive influence on mood and is safe to use with pharmaceutical antidepressants..

 

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