Holy Basil is one of India’s Ayurvedic medicine’s most important herbs. It is a general health tonic that is a stress-reducing adaptogen and immune strengthener for all health needs.
Used for thousands of years in India, Holy Basil is Ayurveda’s most revered herb for body, mind, and spirit. Its name in India is Tulsi, which means “matchless,” or “Incomparable One” and is regarded as the holiest of all plants, the “Queen of Herbs,” and is found in the courtyards of temples and homes throughout India. Holy Basil is believed to promote a long life and is taken as an elixir to promote balance and resilience to all of life’s challenges.
A member of the mint family, Holy Basil is not your kitchen Italian cooking basil, (Ocimum basilicum). Native to tropical Asia, it now grows many in many tropical areas throughout the world. While it has been used in India for thousands of years, in the West, we are just getting acquainted with this “incomparable” herb.
One of Holy Basil’s greatest daily benefits to us may be in its ability to help us be more resilient in handling our increasingly stressful world. Our body deals with our naturally occurring “fight or flight” responses by producing the hormones adrenaline, cortisol, and corticosterone. That’s great when we need to fight or flee, but in today’s world we don’t usually encounter lions and tigers and bears, and the ongoing intensity of daily stress wears us down. Our bodies get to where they simply cannot cope, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally.
The word ‘adaptogen’ means to help adapt to stress. Of the world’s adaptogens, Holy Basil is one of the finest. Holy Basil is calming and relaxing but does not cause drowsiness. It soothes the nerves and lifts the mood. It also supports memory function and helps with clarity of thought. It helps us become more resilient in the face of life’s stress on all levels of our being. Bringing balance to our mind/body/emotions creates greater wellbeing.
Other Health Benefits
Holy Basil has so many benefits to our health that we really can’t list them all. Suffice it to say that this incomparable herb benefits just about every part and action in our bodies.
Holy Basil is powerfully antioxidant. This means it protects the body against damaging free radical cells and stimulates immune function and supports healthy cells.
Holy Basil soothes and strengthens tissues throughout the body. It is well known for its ability to soothe the stomach and digestive tissues. Holy Basil supports healthy blood sugar and healthy blood pressure levels, and like milk thistle, it also has liver-protecting qualities.
In addition to having been used by countless people for thousands of years, in modern times, scientific research is being done on Holy Basil, and scientists are impressed. Many of its health-supporting actions are attributed to eugenol, which is also found in cloves.
There are no known health risks to using Holy Basil. This amazing herb can be taken throughout the day on a daily basis.
It’s not just the herb that makes Holy Basil so wonderful at strengthening every part of your health. Holy Basil Single Herb by Cedar Bear® is made with Cedar Bear’s special proprietary process called the TincTract®. It’s more than a tincture, and more than an extract, so every drop goes right to work supporting your health and well-being. And like all Cedar Bear® herbs, Holy Basil is totally alcohol-free. It has only three things in it, the herb, glycerin, and water. Nothing else!
You’ll love it because it’s easy to use, works so well, and tastes good. To soothe your nerves, lift your mood, and use Cedar Bear’s great tasting, alcohol-free liquid TincTract® of Holy Basil.
Whatever stressors you experience, Holy Basil by Cedar Bear® can be your friend to help you through them.*
Supports General Health Immune Function and Benefits Respiratory System
Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar and Eases Digestion
No Preservatives, Gluten and Dairy, Synthetic Colors, Artificial Flavors, or Sweeteners
All our Herbs are Organically Grown, Ethically Wild Harvested or Selectively Cultivated
FDA cGMP compliant, Non-GMO, Kosher Certified and Vegan Certified
INGREDIENTS:Holy Basil Leaf [Tulsi] (Ocimum SPP)
OTHER INGREDIENTS: USP Grade Vegetable Glycerin and Purified Water
NOTE: Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.
SUGGESTED USE: .5mL (10 drops) 1 to 3 times a day, or as needed. Shake well.