February 14

Healing Herbs and Spices: Holy Basil

Herbs have been used and can be traced back to ancient times for their medicinal properties, mostly concentrated into teas and tinctures.

Herbs add big boosts of flavor to foods and allow you to cut back on salt. Several herbs have significant amounts of essential vitamins A, C and K. The superpower of herbs lies in the protective polyphenols plant compounds with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Many studies show that polyphenols in herbs can help combat diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimers, diabetes and more. Polyphenols can help protect us from harmful bacteria as well.

Keep in mind, herbs are not a replacement for medication or other lifestyle modifications. They are a healthy additive and an easy way to enrich your diet.


Holy Basil is an Adaptogenic SUPERSTAR!

Adaptogenic herbs can help body function work at its optimal level during times of stress.? They are powerful herbs for your whole body health. Adaptogens are able to modulate the
production of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.

Holy Basil can be ingested as an herbal tea, dried powder, fresh leaf or mixed with ghee. Holy Basil tea can be purchased loose or in tea bags. There are green leaf and red leaf Holy Basil options.

In the Kitchen with Shakthi

Download and print this recipe for simple, Holy Basil Tea. Tell us what you think!

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