Basil has spiritual and medicinal values. Botanical name of basil is Ocimum sanctum. Basil pacify vata and kapha dosha. Basil is useful to cure cough, flu, swelling and oedema. Basil also purifies blood and improves digestion.

Medicinal uses:

  • Skin diseases
  • Promotes physical strength
  • Headache
  • Cold, cough and flu
  • Vomiting
  • Impotency
  • Indigestion
  • Dyspepsia
  • Wound healing
  • Tulsi is an important constituent of all the ayurvedic herbal cough preparations.