The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means “the incomparable one.” Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds.
Holy Basil is one of the most important of the adaptogenic herbs and is sometimes called the “Queen of Herbs.”
In cooking, holy basil is often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups because of its peppery taste. Cookbooks sometimes call it “hot basil.”
Fever & Common Cold
The holy basil, in animal studies, says it might have some effects as a painkiller, a COX-II anti-inflammatory agent, an antioxidant, and as a treatment for bacterial, fungal and even viral infections.