Holy Basil, Tulsi
Ayurvedic texts describes holy basil as a goddess incarnated in plant form, and a pillar of holistic medicine. There are multiple varieties, most notably krishna, rama & vana. All types have a smooth, slightly-spicy flavor and adaptogenic properties. Holy basil supports the immune system, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes an overall feeling of well-being. Ayurveda classifies holy basil as a rasyana: a tonic herb that promotes perfect health and long life.