Asian ginseng is probably the most famous and most highly regarded herb in the Chinese herbal tradition. It is also known as Chinese or Korean ginseng, or by its biological name, Panax ginseng. Ginseng means “essence of the earth in the form of a man.” Its Chinese name, ren shen, means “man root,” and ginseng roots sometimes do resemble a human body, arms and legs.
Holy Basil’s time-honored reputation for contributing to health and well-being is being upheld by modern scientific studies and research.
Revered in Ayurvedic traditions, holy basil (or tulsi) is considered to be an “elixir of life.” It is an essential element of daily rituals, morning and evening, and incorporated into spiritual and purification ceremonies. Eaten raw or cooked, or made into a tea, it is consumed daily to promote longevity, health and well-being of body, mind and spirit.