Author: Anthony Russano Last Edited: April 2nd 2019, 11:52:04 PM

Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum syn Ocimum sanctum) is also known as tulsi or tulasi. The plant is used as a tea and for its essential oils.[1]

Synergistic Properties

Can be combined with other cerebral stimulants such as rosemary, bacopa, and ginkgo biloba.

Healing Properties

  • Adaptogen:
  • Antimicrobial:
  • Antioxidant:
  • Analgesic: Pain relief.
  • Antiviral: (anti-viral)
  • Brain Health:
    • Neuroprotective:
  • Cardiovascular Health:
  • Cerebral Stimulant:
  • Digestive Aid:
  • Expectorant:
  • Immunomodulating:
  • Relaxing Nervine: (calms nerves)

Disease & Symptom Treatment

  • Allergic rhinitis:
  • Anxiety:
  • Colds and flu:
  • Depression:
  • Diabetes: Type 2.
  • Fungal infections:
  • Head Trauma: Holy Basil may help speed up recovery from head trauma.[1]
  • High Blood Pressure:
  • Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):
  • Insulin resistance:
  • Pain:
  • Stress:
  • Ulcers:
  • Viral Infections:
    • Herpes virus:


  1. Forêt, Rosalee de la. Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal. Hay House, Inc., 2017. Citations: