Tulsi, as she is known by the Hindus, is believed to be
embodiment of the goddess Lakshmi. The plant plays a quintessential part
in their everyday life. They pray to her, make religious beads from her
stems and regard her as the most healing of all plants in Ayurvedic
The latest clinical trials have found those theories to be correct. Considered to be an “adaptogen”, Holy Basil is able to undo the wrongs done to the body mind and spirit through stress.
If the rumblings from the laboratories hold true we may well find that Holy Basil holds the answer to diabetes and cancer as well as myriad other health complaints.