From the leaves to the seed, holy basil is considered a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit.
All parts of the holy basil plant act as an adaptogenic. The concept of an adaptogen is a holistic approach, a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and promotes mental balance.
Holy basil has been shown to have antidepressant and antianxiety properties similar to antidepressant drugs.
Holy basil has been shown to boost your body’s health in a variety of ways. It can help protect against infection, lower your blood sugar, lower your cholesterol, ease joint pain, and protect your stomach.
Holy basil's (Ocimum tenuiflorum) nutritional value is also high, as it contains:
vitamin A and C