Tulsi or holy basil is a sacred plant of India. It is of great spiritual, medicinal and therapeutic value. Within Ayurveda, Tulsi is known as “The Incomparable One”, “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs”, and the “Elixir of Life”. Daily consumption of Tulsi is said to prevent disease, promote general health, wellbeing and longevity and assist in dealing with the stresses of daily life.
Tulsi has proved to be highly effective in protecting our body from various infections and diseases of heart, liver, skin, kidney etc. Tulsi possesses variety of biological/pharmacological activities such as antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal, antimalarial, antidiarrheal, analgesic,antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, antihypertensive, cardioprotective, memory enhancer, anti-hypercholesterolaemic, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic, antiasthma, antithyroid, antioxidant, anticancer, chemo-preventive, radioprotective, immunomodulatory, antiulcer, antiarthritic, apoptogenic/anti-stress, anticataract, antileukemia and anticoagulant activities.