Origin: An herb native to the Indian subcontinent
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Overview: Holy Basil is a perennial plant native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics. It has been used in Ayurveda and Siddha practices for its supposed treatment of diseases including eye diseases and ringworms.
Various parts of the plant is used for medicine including the flowers, leaves, and seeds.It is rich in nutrients such as vitamin A and C, calcium, zinc, iron, and chlorophyll.
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Protecting against infections
- Treating wounds
- Lowering blood sugar
- Lowering cholesterol
- Easing inflammation and joint pain
Common Dosage: Currently there is no standard dosage for Holy Basil