Holy Basil can actually lower elevated cortisol and even regulate blood sugar. It makes you more resilient by increasing your mental and physical endurance. It combats stress and anxiety. Bolsters your inner vitality, vigor, or life source.
Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi is the sacred Hindu plant and is the “mother medicine of nature”. Tulsi’s ameliorate qualities, make it an elixir of life for both its medicinal, and spiritual attributes and it’s repeatedly noted in ancient Indian scriptures dating back over 5,000 years. Holy basil scientific name is Ocimum sanctum.
Holy Basil (Tulsi) As an Adaptogen
Holy basil has gentle effects and exhibits a normalizing activity on body functions to restore equilibrium.
Holy basil has a calming effect on our minds and induces relaxation while providing sustainable, lasting energy. Hence has the ability to normalize cortisol(stress hormone) levels in the body. The hormone cortisol plays a major role in the body’s response to stress and elevated release can cause you to feel anxious and wired even when you want to wind down.
As an anecdotal example, our grandmothers used to drink tulsi tea at night to help them relax in bed.
Holy basil also has positive effects on cognitive memory primarily because it keeps cortisol in balance and helps to improve concentration and focus.
It is also effective in managing hormonal disruption that trigger fatigue, thyroid issues, blood pressure, and blood sugar imbalance. It supports the adrenal glands that are important in menopause symptoms like hot flashes to adrenal fatigue. Holy Basil is used to treat conditions and in the prevention of many chronic illnesses as well. Tulsi is very beneficial in fever, all types of viral infections, cough, and cold, etc.
An article in Nutrition and Cancer describes people who consume Tulsi on a regular basis are less likely to be immune-compromised. They are also less prone to developing cancer cells.
You Can Incorporate Tulsi In Your Daily Life to combat the stressors of the day!!
Basil herb is so incredibly versatile, effective, and can be used in many different forms. You can make a kadha/tea with either fresh leaves or the powdered form or use the essential oil.
This herb is so versatile, incredibly effective, and can be used in many different forms. You can make a kadha/tea with either fresh leaves or the powdered form or use the essential oil.
Important Note: You should be cautious about using holy basil if you: Have low blood sugar. Are trying to get pregnant or Take anticoagulant (blood-thinning) drugs.
Do not chew tulsi and don’t even make tulsi tea in which milk is added because tulsi contains mercury that can cause rusting in your teeth, so you must watch this video for more info in detail about Tulsi.
Also, learn about the ancient hidden facts about tulsi revealed in this video by Nityanandam Shree.