Rejuvenation Cafe

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) is an herb grown in India where it is known as Tulsi or "The Incomparable One". Tulsi is a sacred plant for the Hindus, grown for religious and medicinal purposes. Holy basil has been used to ease stress related problems. Animal studies suggest that holy basil is effective at lowering stress and blood sugar. It is shown that this herb is helpful in easing anxiety and depression. Holy basil functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body's natural response to physical and emotional stress. It will not alter how we feel but how our body responds. Holy basil will decrease the stress hormones, especially cortisol. When we are continually stressed, the stress hormones will impair our digestive system (weight gain). Negativity affecting our nervous system, can lead to depression and anxiety. Then our immune system will become impaired. Drink Holy basil to relax and enjoy the benefits and the delicious aroma.

Written by Mimi Lam — March 10, 2014