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Holy Basil (Tulsi)

We are proud and honored to NOW offer organically grown Holy Basil, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), distilled by Ayurvedic standards. Of all the herbs used within Ayurveda, Tulsi is most preeminent and precious!

FINALLY scientific research is confirming its beneficial effects. There is mounting evidence that Tulsi can address physical, chemical, metabolic and psychological stress through a combination of pharmacological actions.  Tulsi is NOT THE SAME AS common basil we use for cooking.  It is chemically and botanically unique, and has been studied for thousands of years for its almost mystical way of connecting body and soul.

Tulsi has been believed to protect organs and tissues against chemical stress from industrial pollutants and heavy metals, and physical stress from prolonged physical exertion, ischemia, physical restraint and exposure to cold and excessive noise. Tulsi has also been shown to counteract metabolic stress through normalization of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid levels, and psychological stress through positive effects on memory and cognitive function and through its anxiolytic and anti-depressant properties.

Tulsi’s reputed broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, which includes activity against a range of human and animal pathogens, suggests it can be used as a hand sanitizer, mouthwash and water purifier as well as in animal rearing, wound healing, the preservation of food stuffs and herbal raw materials and traveler’s health.

Cultivation of Tulsi plants has both spiritual and practical significance that connects the grower to the creative powers of nature, and organic cultivation offers solutions for food security, rural poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and climate change. The age-old use of Tulsi in daily rituals is a perhaps a testament to Ayurvedic wisdom and provides an example of ancient knowledge offering solutions to modern problems.

Use as you would any fine essential oil.  It can be used in small amounts directly on your body, or extended in a carrier lotion or oil.  We would recommend steam-distilled coconut oil because it is so readily absorbed into the skin and so nourishing for it.  You can also place drops of it in a diffuser to completely change the energy in your home and especially where you sleep, work, and meditate.


Please welcome our new team member -1

Its my great pleasure to introduce our new team member and minister from Nigeria, Jolly Tobore. He has actually been with us and serving our ministry in Nigeria (and Kenya) for almost three years.  Without his help and caring guidance so many things could have gone wrong, and we would have been swept away by the magnitude of problems that could any church could face in a foreign ministry.  But his faith, joined with mine, to establish a firm and lasting ministry over there.  As we grew to know each other I discovered special skills he has with social media. Continue reading “Please welcome our new team member -1”