Cultivated in the Southeast Asian tropics, Holi Basil, also know as Tulsi, is a type of basil venerated by Hindus as a sacred plant. Â Medicine is made from the leaves, stems and seeds. Holy Basil has antioxidant properties, and is used to boost the body's ability to fight off damaging free radicals, which have been linked to disease and aging. It is an adaptogen that helps the body fight the effects of ongoing stress and also balances the mind, nerves and emotions. It is known to maintain the health of the throat chest and lungs. In fact, it helps protect the entire respiratory tract.