Holy Basil is the type of basil typically used in Asian countries. In India it is found in the center of every home as a revered houseplant that is used daily for both spiritual and medicinal purposes.
All varieties of basil are helpful for producing mental clarity, focus and alertness. The potent therapeutic plant is antiseptic, pain-relieving, fever-reducing and spasm-suppressing, all of which make Basil Essential Oil ideal for helping with cold and respiratory problems. Basil can also be used to calm frazzled nerves and uplift the emotions.
The sweet, warm scent of Holy Basil offers stress and anxiety reducing effects in addition to all the other benefits of the basil species. Holy Basil is also said to increase faith and compassion, qualities that are important to the millions of spiritual seekers who consider it a treasured substance.