Herb of the Week - Holy (Tulsi) Basil - Infused Water

What is Holy Basil?

Its origin is India and is viewed as sacred, especially for the goddess Lakshmi. When planted near the front door, one seeks positive spiritual energy and blessings. I’m not one to mess with ancient juju; therefore, mine is potted and placed right at my front door. Plus, my Holy Basil loves the Florida morning sun and has thrived in its location.

Holy Basil Benefits: anti-inflammatory, fever reducer, antispasmodic, lowers blood-sugar levels, brings spiritual calmness, lowers blood pressure, and aids in respiratory issues.

Holy Basil is sweet with a minty undertone which is perfect for infused water.

A few slices of cucumber, lemon, tulsi basil, & mint.

Refreshing.

Purifying.

Cleansing.

I also add Holy Basil to my pesto’s, teas, and pink salt mixes. Its versatile nature is why she is one of my favorite herbs. I’ve watched her grow from a little one and to be part of such an elemental process is a blessing for me.