Just wanted to let people know about this combination, and give it a thumbs up!
A few weeks ago, I finally made it down to a well-known health food store where I live to see if they'd be able to help me with my depression/anxiety. The person who I talked to there seemed very knowledgeable, and prescribed a combination of Holy Basil and SAMe. It seems to be working out very well, in fact I didn't realize how well it was working until I ran out of it! Without it, I now feel totally lost again, but before I ran out, I was feeling better than I'd felt in a long time - not completely cured, but good enough to start making the changes needed to get my life back on track.
I've tried many different traditional antidepressants over the years, but I could never tolerate the side effects. There are almost no side effects with these natural remedies though - I have a slightly upset stomach sometimes after taking the SAMe, but it's very mild and doesn't last very long. I find minor nausea to be quite tolerable compared to sexual dysfunction and insomnia that I encountered with other antidepressants I've tried.
Here are some links to check out if you're interested:
15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi)