Tulasi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for its diverse healing properties. It is mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, an ancient Ayurvedic text. Tulsi is considered to be an adaptogen, balancing different processes in the body, and helpful for adapting to stress. Marked by its strong aroma and astringent taste, it is regarded in Ayurveda as a kind of “elixir of life” and believed to promote longevity.
नमः तुलसि कल्याणी नमो विष्णुप्रिये शुभे
नमो मोक्षप्रदायिके देवी नमो सम्पत्प्रदायिके
namastulasi kalyANi namo vishNu-priye shubhe
namo mokshaprade devi namah sampat-pradAyini
Salutations to Devi Tulasi Who brings Goodness in life, is the beloved of Sri Vishnu and is Auspicious,
Salutations to Devi Tulasi Who grants Liberation, bestows Prosperity.