Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi Leaf)
Tulsi or Holy Basil leaf has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic traditions for its diverse healing properties. Some benefits come for those suffering with common colds, anxiety, headaches, indigestion, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, and malaria. Recent studies suggest Tulsi may be a COX-2 inhibitor due to its high concentration of eugenol, making it a mild pain reliever. Another study showed it maybe an effective treatment for healthy glucose levels. The same study also showed a significant reduction in total cholesterol levels by using tulsi on a regular basis. Tulsi is also used to aid in meditation practices
Not to be used during pregnancy.