Related Program: Plant Detective, The Tulsi By Beth Anne Austein • Mar 28, 2014 Related Program: Plant Detective, The ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email 3/29/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:" “Holy basil” helps many ailments. It's sacred - dedicated to Vishnu - and has been cultivated by Indian people for centuries, as medicine for fever, digestion, diabetes, stress, and more. Listen Listening... / 1:29 "The Plant Detective," March 29th, 2014: Tulsi. Tags: TulsiOcimum sanctumsacredIndiaVishnufeverdigestionType-2 diabetesStresseugenolrosemarinic acidanti-bacterialanti-inflammatoryglucoseHIVcancerherb Related Content Valerian 2 years ago Hoodia 2 years ago Horse Chestnut 2 years ago Bilberry: Eye Health in a Berry 2 years ago Star Anise 2 years ago Milk Thistle II 2 years ago Milk Thistle II 2 years ago Lavender 2 years ago Cinchona 2 years ago Elderberry 2 years ago Cinnamon 2 years ago Foxglove-Digitalis 2 years ago Myrrh, An Ancient, Precious Resin 2 years ago Frankincense: Tears of a Tree 2 years ago Rauwolfia, a.k.a. Snakeroot 2 years ago Willow: Tree Bark That Begat Aspirin 2 years ago View the discussion thread.