In India it is considered a divine herb with spiritual properties. It is also called as Ocimum sanctum or holy basil. There are two varieties of this herb called Krishna (dark leaves) and Rama (larger leavers/shukla tulsi). In Ayurveda both have immense medicinal properties.
Description: Because of its divine properties it is good for the body, mind and soul. It is pungent, has a burning quality to it and increases the fire element. It aggravates the pitta dosha in the body. Hence it should be had in moderation.
Benefits: The benefits of consuming Tulasi are mainly for fighting cold and dry cough and reducing fever. It acts as a bactericidal and has high Khapa content. It protects the respiratory system due to its immunomodulatory and expectorant properties. It is an excellent support for chronic lung diseases.
Dosage: swallow two capsules with watertwicea day before the meals.