Also known as Ocimum tenuiflorum or, in India, known as the “Queen of Herbs”, Holy Basil is one of the most revered medicinal herbs in the region. Often utilised to promote longevity, this herb has a variety of beneficial body actions, including:
- Adaptogen which helps your body to adjust to different types and aids it in getting back to normal.
- Anxiolytic which aids you to feel less anxious and may help you in feel more comfortable socially.
- Antioxidant which is an important resource for your immune system that has also been shown to be protective of the heart and brain following injury or stress.
- Immunomodulator which improves and encourages the responses of the immune system to different stressors.
All these actions come together to make an herb that is very adaptable and can help with a range of different mental and physical states. This allows it to be a great support for a large variety of conditions.
This explains why holy basil is referred to as the “Queen of the Herbs”.
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