Heavenly, Healthy ~ Holy Basil
With so many health benefits, medicinal uses and ailments remedied it’s no wonder that it is called Holy!
This miraculous plant originated in India and quickly spread throughout Southeast Asia. It was widely cultivated and both the plant and its oil extract utilized for medicinal and religious purposes ever since.
Holy Basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi, a consort of the god Vishnu. The offering of its leaves is mandatory in ritualistic worship of Vishnu and his forms like Krishna and Vithoba. Many Hindus have tulsi plants growing in front of or near their home, often in special pots or special small masonry structures. Traditionally, Tulsi is planted in the center of the central courtyard of Hindu houses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_in_Hinduism
But what is it that makes Holy Basil so special? So special that Hindus would give it such a distinguished name, “Vishnu” which means “the incomparable one”? One must look at just some of the many potential benefits to be gained from the plant:
Today, holy basil is consumed mostly in supplement form and is used to treat:
Anxiety, Adrenal fatigue, Acne, Cancer, Diabetes, Thyroid Support, Hormones, Stress… http://draxe.com/holy-basil-benefits/
And a few more…
Fever, Common Cold, Coughs, Sore Throat, Respiratory Disorder, Kidney Stones, Heart Disorder, Stomach Ailments, Skin Teeth & Eye Disorders, Headaches http://hinduism.about.com/od/ayurveda/a/tulsibenefits.htm
Even WebMD wants to add a few...
Asthma, Bronchitis, Earache, heart disease, insomnia viral hepatitis, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Mercury poisoning, ringworm, an antidote to snake and scorpion bites and "other conditions".
There is interest in using holy basil seed oil for cancer. Beginning research suggests that the oil can slow progression and improve survival rate in animals with certain types of cancer. Researchers think this benefit may be explained by the oil’s ability to act as an antioxidant.
As always, you should always consult with your physician for any and all ailments as well as how to best treat them.
For well over 3,000 year this miraculous plant has been utilized for treating a vast array of conditions, ailments and as a preventative dietary supplement.
We are not only proud to offer “The Incomparable One”, Vishnu or Holy Basil:
but the entire Natural Hope Herbals product line. Natural Hope Herbals are all handmade in small batches and packaged and labeled in a professional facility. Traditional extraction method called maceration, which means soaking the herb, in the extracting liquid, known as the menstruum, for a number of weeks is utilized. Processes based on traditional knowledge and scientific research, are used to ensure Natural Hope Herbals products contain a broad spectrum of the herbs natural goodness. Natural Hope uses specific processes and menstruums to best extract the properties of each unique herb.
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