Tulsi is also known as Holy Basil, Its scientific name is Ocimum Sanctum. It is considered holy by many religions, the Tulsi plant is known for its divine properties.
Tulsi is undoubtedly one of the best medicinal herb that has been discovered. It includes oral care, relief from respiratory disorders, treatment for fever, asthma, lungs, heart diseases, common cold, influenza, diabetes, earache, headache, stomach upset, fever, viral hepatitis, malaria, stress, and tuberculosis.
Tulsi extract is a traditional anti-fertility agent and libido enhancer in Ayurveda. It is also used for mercury poisoning, to promote longevity, as a mosquito repellent, and to counteract snake and scorpion bites. Holy basil can also be directly applied to the skin for ringworm.
In cooking, holy basil is often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups and tea because of its peppery taste.