Holy Basil

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Holy Basil, or the Tulsi plant is native to India and grows wild in Asia and Malaysia. It is a sacred herb in the Hindu religion and is commonly grown in earthen pots in Hindu homes and gardens. Holy Basil is known by many names that clue us to the soul nature of this plant. The Latin name of one variety - Ocimum sanctum, means “the incomparable one” or “sacred fragrant lipped basil”. It is also referred to as the “Queen of Herbs”, “Mother Medicine of Nature” and the “The Elixir of Life.” In Sanskrit, tulsi means “beyond compare”.

Holy basil represents harmony, happiness, purity, serenity, luck, and good health. It is said to be very calming and brings goodness and joy to your being. 

Daily use of holy basil helps maintain the balance of our chakras, the energy centers of the body.

In the Puranas, a sacred Hindu text, everything associated with the plant is holy. Because of the spiritual significance of this plant, its roots have been used to carve Hindu sacred rosary beads.They are used in meditation to give clarity and protection.