Tulsi (a.k.a Holy Basil)
It speaks volumes about the kindly and nurturing effects of Tulsi (Ocimum Tenuiflorum) that it can be found on simple pujas (shrines) in millions of homes throughout India and the world over. Thought to purify the air and release stagnation in the home, regular consumption of Tulsi offers these same gifts in a very tangible way to our physiology. As a powerful adaptogen, it helps the body regulate it’s biorhythms and remain steady rather that being tipped off-kilter by the stresses of daily life. The ways in which it tones and unclutters the nervous system have been cherished for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and are now being woven into and advocated by western homeopathic science.
Simply put, daily ingestion of Tulsi is akin to receiving a re-assuring hug from a good friend. It is capable of shifting us gently into a space where we need not sweat the small stuff, where we are more steadily awake to the little wonders of the day.