This green leafy plant, also known as tulsi, is considered a tonic for the body, mind, and spirit. Different parts of the plant are recommended for treating different conditions. 

Reduce stress and anxiety

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All parts of the holy basil plant act as an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and promotes mental balance. 

Stimulate and vitalize your body

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Holy basil is also high in antioxidants and helps your body detox. It may also prevent cancer by reducing the growth of cancerous cells.

Lower your blood sugar

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If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, all parts of the holy basil plant can help reduce your blood sugar.  

Lower your cholesterol

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 There is a reduction of total cholesterol in the kidney, liver, or heart in rats with and without diabetes after they eat holy basil leaf powder.