While related to the more well-known Ocimum basilicum, the basil used in cooking, Holy Basil is a medicinal herb used to make teas and extracts.
Considered a Sacred plant in India, old world medicinal practices such
as in Ayurveda, Greek, Roman, and Siddha used Holy Basil to counteract
stress and anxiety. It is considered an adaptogen since it does not
affect mood but instead affect functions of the body.
Vana has its own Latin name: Ocimum gratissimum. It is the original wild
bush basil. Vana is very high in eugenol, an analgesic and antiseptic.
Its natural habitat ranges throughout India and across North Africa and
down into East Africa. Of the three varieties, it is the most fragrant.
Product of India
Holy Basil may modify glucose regulation.