Holy Basil leaves are now regarded by most countries as adaptogens (anti-stress agents). Holy Basil has been used widely to promote health throughout the entire body, we will get into quite a few of Tulsi’s amazing benefits this week but today’s fun fact is all about the mental effects of this powerful herb.
Tulsi, Holy Basil lowers levels of corticosterones associated with improving mental clarity and memory, and can reduce the long-term risk of age-related mental disorders. If you have high levels of these hormones with high-stress lifestyle than that can lead to some serious mental health issues such as weight gain, inability to sleep, depression, fatigue, and other conditions.
In animal studies, scientists have reported that Tulsi’s effect is comparable to that of the antidepressant desipramine. For those with mild forms of anxiety and depression, Tulsi could help mitigate those effects.
This might be why in India this plant is considered not just medicinal but also very sacred even the soil in which it is growing is considered sacred.
So get your ZEN on and try yourself some Tulsi to find out what all the hype is about. I know we love it and cant wait to share even more info about this wonderful healing herb.
*Found in our Pixie’s Morning Dew!!