Smallflower is our in-house, private label brand. We’re thrilled to bring you high quality herbs, home fragrances, gift bundles and more. Our goal is to create a modern apothecary experience by providing unique, hard-to-find personal care items and a compassionate customer experience that mirrors what you’ll find in our brick and mortar store, Merz Apothecary.
"Queen of Herbs"
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is a flowering plant in the mint, or Lamiaceae family, native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Holy Basil is a relatively small annual shrub with leaves, stems and flowers ranging from green to dark purple, with a fragrance famously reminiscent of clove. Holy Basil is considered a sacred herb in Ayurveda, known as “The Incomparable One,” “Mother Medicine of Nature'' and “The Queen of Herbs”. Ayurvedic practitioners have believed for centuries that Tulsi possesses unparalleled medicinal and spiritual powers, making it one of the most preeminent herbs in the practice. Holy Basil tea has been more informally described as “liquid yoga” - believed to strengthen the body and focus the mind into a state energized relaxation, nourishing the vital spirit. Holy Basil is most notably classified as an adaptogenic herb - one that supports the body’s overall response to stress. Modulating stress response has been shown to have benefits for numerous systems in the body including cognitive & nervous, immune, digestive, respiratory and circulatory. With a scent and flavor reminiscent of spiced clove and citrus, holy basil can be infused for a lovely tea, added to herbal bath soaks, or used in sachets and oils.