Holy Basil is an aromatic perennial plant. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian.
It is cultivated for medicinal and religious purposes, considered as one of the sacred plants in India. It is eaten raw or cooked, added to salads, used as flavouring, or made into tea. It has a rich and fanciful history known since the Vedic age for its immense curative and multi-purpose uses.
Holy Basil is a rich source of key nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. It contains antioxidants, like beta-carotene, that help in preventing cell damage. It has been used to support a healthy response to stress, maintain blood sugar levels within a normal range, promote longevity, nourish the mind and elevate the spirit.
Holy Basil exhibits impressive apoptogenic activity. It has been used extensively throughout its history in India as a supreme anti stress solution, used for claiming the distraught and dealing with long-term irritants. Helping the body adapt to stresses of various kinds, this plant has a normalizing, broad-spectrum action that maintain homeostasis.