Holy Basil Leaf C/S (Krishna) Organic

Botanical Name:
Ocimum tenuiflorum/Ocimum sanctum

About This Product

Holy Basil

1 lb of Organic Holy Basil Leaf Cut and Sifted (C/S) - Krishna.

While related to the more well-known Ocimum basilicum, the basil used in cooking, Holy Basil is a medicinal herb used to make teas and extracts. It's known as a sacred plant in India. It is considered an adaptogen since it does not affect mood but instead affect functions of the body.

The Rama and Krishna varieties share the interchangeable botanical names Ocimum tenuiflorum and Ocimum sanctum; the two Latin names are synonymous with each other. They are, however, more like fraternal twins. Krishna has purple-tinged leaves and makes a delicious tea. It is the the most potent of the three varieties, testing highest in concentrations of adaptogenic triterpenoic acids, which affect the body's response to stress.

Common Names

Holy Basil


Holy Basil may modify glucose regulation.

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