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.
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.
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.
swallow two capsules with watertwicea day before the meals.