This is a blend I always have on hand for myself. It is the ultimate stress relief and nervous system support, both bringing immediate relief and acting as a nervous system tonic to nourish long term frayed nerves. The synergy of the bright, adaptogenic and balancing energy of holy basil with milky oat’s ability to remind one to drift in the wind, to go with the flow in abundant nourishment (as watching the Oat plant sway in the wind brings to mind) reminds us that everything’s going to be okay. A hug from these two herbal allies is so needed for our nervous systems in times of stress or overwhelm.
Milky Oat Seed grown organically on our permaculture homestead, picked at perfect ripeness, and immediately tinctured in high proof alcohol.
Made from the green or milky immature oat seedpod, this is a deeply nutritive medicine for the nervous and endocrine systems. Known as a nervine tonic, Milky oat is particularly good for restoring a sense of nourishment and balance in cases where one is generally worn out or run down. Relaxing and nourishing, milky oats acts as a gentle “food” for the nervous system, helping to restore balance in systems brought out of alignment through stress, adrenal fatigue, overwork, worry, insomnia, overwork, nervous system exhaustion.
Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, organically grown and tinctured in certified organic 190 proof alcohol. Tulsi is a goddess worshipped in India and we treat her with such reverence and love on our land.
Also know as Tulsi, holy basil holds a sacred and revered space in homes in the Indian subcontinent and it is a very important herb in Ayurveda. It has been used widely as a home remedy and nourishing part of a healthy lifestyle for millennia. Holy basil has a number of functions and actions, due to its thoroughly nourishing nature.
Because of its ability to reduce cortisol levels (stress hormone) and balance bodily functions (including blood sugar regulation), it is often known as an adaptogen. Holy basil is also used in treatment of chest congestion, colds and flus and other minor ailments acting as an immune booster aided by its antibacterial and anti-viral actions. It can also help with digestion and respiratory complaints such as asthma.