Country of Origin: India
Holy basil is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for its essential oil content. It has been used for centuries as an herbal tea for medicinal purposes. Holy basil originated in India and is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. As a religious herb, holy basil is a sacred plant and it plays an important role within the tradition of Hinduism. Basil is said to impart divine protection by purifying the aura and invigorating the immune system. The stalks of holy basil are worn as garlands and strengthen the energy of attachment. Holy basil is considered an adaptogenic remedy that supports a healthy stress response.