Holy Basil

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What other names is Holy Basil known by?

Ajaka, Albahaca Santa, Bai Gkaprow, Baranda, Basilic Indien, Basilic Sacré, Basilic Sacré Pourpre, Basilic Saint, Brinda, Green Holy Basil, Hot Basil, Indian Basil, Kala Tulsi, Kemangen, Krishna Tulasi, Krishna Tulsi, Manjari, Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Parnasa, Patrapuspha, Rama Tulsi, Red Holy Basil, Sacred Basil, Sacred Purple Basil, Shyama Tulsi, Sri Tulasi, Suvasa Tulasi, Tulasi, Tulsi, Tulsi Patra.

What is Holy Basil?

Holy basil is a plant. Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diabetes, common cold, influenza ("the flu"), asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, stomach upset, heart disease, fever, viral hepatitis, malaria, tuberculosis, mercury poisoning, use as an antidote to snake and scorpion bites, or ringworm.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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