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Holy Basil - Tulsi Green Leaf

Arthur Huxley - 07-11-2021

Holy Basil, The Queen of Herbs. Reprinted from the Epicurean Post ebook.

Hi everybody Six months ago I had never heard of the herb, Holy Basil. This is not the fault of Holy Basil. It is because Holy Basil is mostly seen as a tea. And six months ago I did not drink tea.

And you would think that if it is viewed as a herbal tea (often described as Tulsi Green Tea) then it has no logical place in this Epicurean Post ebook. You do not readily reach for a herbal tea when searching for flavour in your recipe ! . Holy Basil in the Kitchen But as a tea the health benefits of this herb are staggering. More on this in a moment. For the kitchen and to maintain our epicurean interest, note that along with the tea, the dried leaves are a staple in Thai cooking. Look to the Beef Pad Gaprao or Pad Kra Pao Pork recipes.

Staying with Holy Basil and home chef culinary interest, try working it into your own pork or beef stir fry, especially when you can pair it with fresh traditional basil. The pairing will add a lively and distinctive peppery, fennel flavour to the dish

A Tonic for Body and Mind.

Returning to the extraordinary health benefits, Holy Basil is a member of the Mint family and is an essential in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is a noted brain food for memory improvement, cognition and decision making, all wrapped around the calming of anxiety.

It follows then that Holy Basil is also a powerful anti depressant plus a strong detoxifying agent.

Really, a tonic for the body, mind and spirit.

The benefits continue. Holy Basil is said, over time, to remove kidney stones. It will also settle stomach upsets, provide oral health, lowers blood pressure and provides blood sugar balance. Plus, it is loaded with vitamins A and C, Zinc, Calcium and Iron.

Space prohibits going any further but there is much more to this remarkable herb. Worth checking.