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Basil (Ocumum sanctum)

Plant of the family Labiatae (leaves), expectorant, diaphoretic, has antimicrobial activity. Relieves stress and tension, treats skin infections, wounds. Common name "basil" is derived from Greek and comes from the word "smell". Species name basilikum comes from Latin and means "royal, king."
The Romans believed that the more a person uses basil, the more it will flourish, and the island of Crete basil symbolizes love, which is washed away in tears.
The ancient Romans believed basil a symbol of fertility, love and family welfare. And so far, basil - one of the most respected and popular herbs in Italy. The Greeks called him the king of grass. In ancient Egypt, basil used in mummification, wreaths of basil were found in the pyramids. Recent studies have shown that basil contains a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from cancer cells and pathogens, strengthens the immune system, respectively, prevents aging. It is known that basil also improves the functioning of the heart, has a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular and central nervous system. Decoction of leaves of basil are used for colds, upper respiratory tract diseases, treatment of urinary tract, basil and improves appetite.
But we will discuss a special type of basil. It is contained in cigarettes Nirdosh. This is the Holy Basil (Ocinum Sanctum), better known in India as Tulasi (Tulsi). People in India worship this plant. They know not only its healing properties, but also spiritual.
Goddess Tulasi Devi, enshrined in the Tulasi plant - a symbol of selfless love and devotion to God Almighty. In India from Tulasi make balls (kanthimaly) on the neck. They defend even the sinners from falling into hell. The temples of Tulasi leaves make garlands for the offerings to the gods.